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


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #81

    kayar31

    2nd.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #82

    saphatecrew

    [Moderated- watch your language please] the moves for BLACK were pretty UN-natural and -UN-wise indeed.. 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #83

    VM1024

    saphatecrew wrote:

    [Moderated] the moves for BLACK were pretty UN-natural and -UN-wise indeed.. 

    You need to watch what you say - mind your language.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #84

    eddysallin

    had the feel of smother mate,finding Q. move was hard.....A1 puzzle.good work     

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #85

    IIMKing

    Nice logical puzzle.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #86

    kyleevon

    that was one tough puzzle

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #87

    killanerd

    A smooth smoothered mate. Pro stuff

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #88

    mehran31

    great

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #89

    Logical_Chess

    Great puzzle!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #90

    NrG

    awesome for someone to see so many steps ahead!! great vision,, great puzzle

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #91

    Zkaderoxer68

    Nice smothered mate!Beautiful......+Thrilling......

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #92

    Djazbin

    Good day; bonne journée.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #93

    nomembername

    kyleevon wrote:

    that was one tough puzzle

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #94

    _36darshan--

    The first move was hard

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #95

    paulified22

    MordoBrazil wrote:

    I don't understand why blck Knight D5 dont capture  white Queen B4

    It's mate with Rd8

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #96

    dufferps

    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.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #97

    dufferps

    MordoBrazil wrote:

    I don't understand why blck Knight D5 dont capture  white Queen B4

    The answer to that one is easy:
    2. ... Nxb4, 3. Rd8#

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #98

    cheetahch

    mothers mate never happened before

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #99

    sontoivn2

    Very great puzzle.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #100

    BalaraoBatongbakal

    Philidor's Mate!


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