19246 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Tough one ! Even after finding the first move, it wasn't immediately obvious.
I like it!
took me about 25 minutes
well, I didn't like it
not even close.... what a way to start the day !
Nice. I had to really think.
once you figured out saclng Q or checking was not the right line,if you saced Rd7...BxRd7,was able to see 2.Qd6+...Kf7, 3.Qd7+...Kf8, 4.Ne6#.Nice puzzle,white's pawn's played a big part keeping K from escaping,especialy,pawn on h7.Thank's Chess. Com,good day chess head's
The Black Bishop was a thorn in White's side, and somehow White needed to get his Knight onto the square where the Queen was standing without losing any tempo.
The Rook sacrifice was a nice move to get the Black Bishop into a position where White could capture it. But even better was the second move by White which delayed the capture of the Bishop by one move. That way, when the Bishop was eventually captured on the third move, Black would be forced to move his King to safety.
If White had have captured the Bishop on the second move, then Black would have had the tempo to create an escape route for the King. This puzzle demonstrates the strategy of "patience".
Good annalogy,nice to hear from you,I saced R to get Qd6 check on second move,from there could see mate by 3.QxBd7+...Kf8, 4.Ne6#.pawn's kept K from escaping,and made mate possible
"Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Rnd 5! Hosts IM Elisabeth Paehtz & GM Simon Williams"
Admins: Spam alert, you may wish to check this
by Electricbolt a few minutes ago
Is a new School of thought in chess possible to arise?!
by MSC157 5 minutes ago
1/31/2015 - Ryklis-Ivasyuk, USSR 1982
by dosaidos 7 minutes ago
Are tactics trainer ratings on here inflated?
by kzhang2012 8 minutes ago
Need help navigating around chess.com?
by RonaldJosephCote 10 minutes ago
4 years to become a chess master
by Boldchess 11 minutes ago
Chess rating system
by tomkane32 13 minutes ago
I need suggestions to suprise my opponent today.
by Biogenes 17 minutes ago
is ALIVE the best female chessplayer???
by Fixing_A_Hole 22 minutes ago
by whitegs 25 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!