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[Moderated- watch your language please] the moves for BLACK were pretty UN-natural and -UN-wise indeed..
[Moderated] the moves for BLACK were pretty UN-natural and -UN-wise indeed..
You need to watch what you say - mind your language.
had the feel of smother mate,finding Q. move was hard.....A1 puzzle.good work
Nice logical puzzle.
that was one tough puzzle
A smooth smoothered mate. Pro stuff
awesome for someone to see so many steps ahead!! great vision,, great puzzle
Nice smothered mate!Beautiful......+Thrilling......
Good day; bonne journée.
The first move was hard
I don't understand why blck Knight D5 dont capture white Queen B4
It's mate with Rd8
Wow! Brilliant! And I missed it all.
1. Nc8! Rxc8, 2.Qd8+ Rxd8, 3.Rxd8#1. Nc8! Nxc8, 2.Qd8#1. Nc8! Bxc8, 2.Qd8#So the Knight is safe at c8; Black must open an escape square.
He chooses 1. ... Nd5, blocking 2. Qd8#, but (because of the threat of Rd8#) it allows white to move 2.Qb4+ and generate a sequence that ends in a Queen sacrifice at f8 and a classic smothered mate.
I cannot help but wonder if black might have made better moves to prevent this checkmate, starting with 1. ... f6 instead of 1. ... Nd5.
Even his second move, 2. ... Kg8, may not have been his best choice.I think he might have fared better with Ke8.
Edit: Reviewing prior comments, I see that Stephen_33 in post #62 had some of the same thoughts
In any case, white's bold play gives him a decided advantage.
The answer to that one is easy:2. ... Nxb4, 3. Rd8#
mothers mate never happened before
Very great puzzle.
"Reykjavik Open, Round 9 | Commentary by FM Ingvar Johannesson & Fiona Steil-Antoni"
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