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


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #121

    mvallejo70

    Good one.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #122

    prakhar9998

    Really It is a tough and nice puzzle.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #123

    xRiPT

    wow brilliant so astonished with that 1...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #124

    kourosly

    why dosen't black move his pawn g7 to g6 on the secound move instead of

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #125

    apobadq

    That one was tough, could not solve it without help.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #126

    apobadq

    -aQe- wrote:

    Can smb explain why knight is not taken by rook in the beginning?

    Because Qd8+, Rxd8, Rxd8 mate.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #127

    marsuplami

    second move hard but then obvious

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #128

    Hariharan_Sundaram

    dufferps wrote:

    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. ... f3 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.

    Yes.. i had similar thoughts..black could well have just hung on in there with moves like 1...Qd5 or 1...f6 though down in material but avoiding an immediate checkmate.


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #129

    Mogford

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #130

    filipjan

    wow

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #131

    sanitenkar

    that was awesome

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #132

    Pranjal588

    GR8 one

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #133

    LORYGRA

    difficult and very nice!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #134

    AmitRaut

    Beautiful!!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #135

    extremeblueness

    Why on earth is that first move even in there. Its a blunder, as the knight now becomes under attack by the rook, and a hanging piece. The rook is perfectly capable of moving, and I don't know why it doesn't. And why on earth does the queen move into attack? It could easily be captured on the next turn, as its hanging as well. Also, whites move with the rook could have been avoided altogether, and the end result would have been the same. Also, white's knight could have been captured in the move to g6, as it was hanging, and under attack by a pawn.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #136

    jimboss23

    nice

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #137

    tejas49

    wwwwwooooowwww

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #138

    extremeblueness

    So, in conclusion, both Muratov and Janovsky were complete idiots when it came to this game.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #139

    Ocky

    Nice smothered mate!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #140

    keresfan1

    Great puzzle.


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