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10/13/2012 - Muratov - Janovsky, Russia, 1968


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #221

    dancd

    White's 1st move is crazy to me. Why does not black respond with 1...Rxc8??? What is the catch??? Please someone tell me why.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #222

    Phantomgreenqbs

    Great puzzle, took a minute to see where it was leading...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #223

    fianchetto123

    Hard idea to see. Got it in about 2 minutes (I'm 1800 FIDE)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #224

    fianchetto123

    dancd wrote:

    White's 1st move is crazy to me. Why does not black respond with 1...Rxc8??? What is the catch??? Please someone tell me why.

    If 1...Rxc8 2 Qd8+ Rxd8 3 Rxd8#

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #225

    bakh

    A truly facsinating example of how beautiful a human mind can be!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #226

    StevenPatzer

    On the puzzle, blacks reply to Nc8 could be f5

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #227

    lj514823

    Hard

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #228

    faiz07

    Good Puzzle!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #229

    Froggy114

    nice puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #230

    sanjaykumarpaul1

    nice!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #231

    AUEN

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #232

    dufferps

    Mogford wrote:

    I agree Hariharan_Sundaram, black made a lot of bad moves.  That was the hardest part of the puzzle, I'd never guess black would respond like that.

    Well, I don't see them as "bad" moves, but simply "not the best" moves.
    Playing out some of the lines that Hariharan_Sundaram indicated, I still see it as a win for white.  Typically, white pushes it to the point where he has a knight and four or five pawns to black's three or four pawns.  But there is room for mis-plays on both sides.

    There are simply too many possible variations to fully analyze.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #233

    jaliam

    Black Knight could have taken the white Queen in the process. The white moves were quite risky.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #234

    leonelcm

    Excellent, thanx for sharing...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #235

    headlessknight

    the best chess puzzle ive seen so far.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #236

    justinfleet2002

    I think this was cool AND EASY!! also, i fail at getting on 1st page

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #237

    RaleighRaine

    Excellent!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #238

    eboix

    Great one.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #239

    DAB-16

    easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #240

    Liquiddragom

    TheBillyShakes wrote:

    I don't understand why black didn't capture the knight after the first move either with Ke7 or Ra8.

    because if rook takes the knight queen can move to d8, Rxd8 and  and then back rank matew/ rook.

    if knight takes then also mate. 


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