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Veselin Topalov is back on top of the FIDE ratings list for October. Here are some of his puzzles. It's Black to move and win.
More of Topalov's puzzles are at wtharvey.com/topa.html
Out of the first 3 .. I got the second and third and half-way through the first ;) The others wouldn't load ;(
In the 2nd puzzle, it can be noted that if play continues 4.) Qa8+ Qf8(forced) 5.) Qxa6 ....... Greenfeld at least has a fighting chance to earn a draw with some savvy perpetual checks.
Postaljester: About the third puzzle. He's threatening mate at the same time he's threatening the knight. That's why it works.
better than daily puzzles
the last one is magical
they were quite difficult
4. Nxc8?? Qxb2#
postaljester if you move the knight it's checkmate and the knight can't move and protect b2 from the queen and bishop line.
I liked those the 2nd and 4th were easy but I had some trouble in the others. I wouldn't have found them without knowing it was a winning situation.
honestly i dont get how the 3rd one wins a knight when the knight is free to attack his rook.
could be in the daily puzzles you know
Thanks for these puzzles - it's great to have several tough ones in a row like this!
Topalov...Thanx for sharing. Nice Elo of 2791.
Maybe that is the reason of the high elo-rating. Seeing all the combinations directly to win. But the game development and the mindthinking does help in a game for the tunnel-vision. Really nice combinations.Thanx for sharing
nice but pls flip the board
Whoever made this puzzles, thanks for not flipping the board so that we can see it from Black's point of view! Would've made the puzzles a lot more enjoyable =/
lol 4th one
Wonderful in execution, so difficult to spot
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