9948 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I recognised the setup for the Tarrasch Trap (interestingly, I was reading about it only last night) but it'd be bragging to say I worked it all out in advance.
As always, it's amusing to read the comments from people who think they know better than Tarrasch or Marco.
Was all of the moves for black in this puzzle forced? I'm sure that in at least one of the 11 moves in the problem, black could have played an alternative line to go on with an equal position.
So suggest something already!
Long One :)
very long one, however, i managed to solve it with no errors.
long tough one today
so very long
Anyone said easy?
took more than 4 mins
Just lack 11.... Nd3 12 cxd5 Nxe1 13 Rxe1 Kf7 and 14 Bb4 or Bh4
very complicated only solved 85% of problem
You can't solve 85%. It is how you say in mate in 4 I solved 3 moves
Why did the puzzle end there and not before/after? .... good puzzle: typical for a Saturday.
The puzzle ended there because white has just forced a piece win that black can no longer save with any defensive or counter measures.
Some of the toughest puzzles to solve are ones where the puzzle outcome is greater for the winning side than, with best play on both sides, it really should be. Black had opportunities on moves 2 and 4 to remain only down a pawn, and probably be down positionally as well, but not losing a clear piece.
nice problem... I hope that the staff posts more problems like these.
nice but very long for a daily puzzle!
Probably because Marco didn't fancy playing a pawn down in a clear position against Tarrasch, and hoped to find a saving resource somewhere in the ensuing complications (which are far from clear unless you have seen this before).
should i call this a puzzle or a long game. hmmm
couldnt get the last move
What happens on 3...Rf8xd8 ? How does White wins material on 3...Rf8xd8 ? Because the game continuation will not work with 3...Rf8xd8
Retifan found it:
3...Rf8xd8 4.Nxe5 Bxe4 5.Nxe4 Nxe4 6.Nd3 f5 7.f3 Bc5+ 8.Kf1!
Any ways to get better?
by jambyvedar 3 minutes ago
Who is the best chess player of the whole chess history?
by tkbunny 6 minutes ago
Free Master lecture series (Melbourne Chess Club)
by Melbourne_Chess_Club 11 minutes ago
by HilarioFJunior 11 minutes ago
Games at minimun...
by CP6033 14 minutes ago
by macer75 15 minutes ago
2/1/2015 - Mate in 2
by Sun4Ray 15 minutes ago
Chess for Oldtimers --- Good Idea !
by cabadenwurt 24 minutes ago
Is Ivanchuk a genius?
by macer75 28 minutes ago
No honor among amateurs
by Gunz-N-Guitarz 29 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!