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


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #261

    Follyhall

    I didnt get this one....... how this worked

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #262

    onthehouse

    Very good.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #263

    Pietelepootjes

    cnsrcrtl wrote:

    so.. why did the black rook not take the knight on the first move?

    cause checkmate is then faster a fact

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #264

    vasko1111

    after knight c8, black can move pawn to f6 and he will prolong the game

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #265

    ianski

    good puzzle

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #266

    templedome

    nice!!!!

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #267

    BANBANOKCHUA

    I tried many moves, finally got it, the hardest part, where to move the Queen,it was sacrifice..to smother.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #268

    jakester127

    newbie27 wrote:

    i thought the solution was interesting but I really dont understand the logic behind some of first moves.  Is the solution really absolutely the best moves or are some of these puzzles more demonstrative/interesting than tactical?

    The logic behind 1.Nc8 is that white cuts off the black rook from defending d8 threatening checkmate.  The logic behind 1..., Nd5 is to prevent white from having a direct shot at d8 as 1..., Rxc8 loses to 2.Qd8+, Rxd8, 3.Rxd8#.  The logic behind 2.Qb4+, is that black cannot play 2..., Nxb4 because of 3.Rd8#.  The logic here is not readily visible, but the moves played are the best for black unless you consider massive material loss as better than losing to checkmate.  Try looking through some of the earlier posts with diagrams to see how that is.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #269

    shengyi

    Cool mate.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #270

    PitoPerez

    nice one

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #271

    kasunvid

    Brilliant!!Foot in Mouth

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #272

    astoriador

    rxnc8?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #273

    negotiate

    there is no way to avoid this mate and every move is forced.  if you deviate in any way it will cause a faster checkmate. yes

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #274

    jakester127

    Not necessarily.  Black could play something like f6 as his first move and avoid immediate mate, but would lose material as a result.


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