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This game is not only a good example of checkmate, but also shows that promoting a pawn is not always the best move.
It is black's mistake in 1st move that makes the checkmate possible.
Bishop to E8 would have been a better move for black.
If 1...Be8, then how does black respond to 2. Rc8?
When posting puzzles derived from real games, I wish chess.com would note who is actually playing which side and whether the move is as played or arose after analysis. In this case, the listing implies that it's a move played by Mark Taimanov, instead of an analysis of a position that arose for Laszlo Szabo (who was playing black). After Taimanov's move 48. Qd7, Szabo played e1=Q+ and the game was drawn three moves later.
Witholding certain information can only add to the challenge of solving the puzzle, but what is entirely unnecessary is reversing colors to avoid a black to play puzzle. Nonsensical!
Why promote a pawn to a queen if you dont use it?
After 1. Nf5 black was lost anyway, so since it really didn't matter what black played, black decided to gain material by queening, and that move probably held out the longest. Even though black's newly promoted queen never moved, it did alter white's follow up plan.
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several variations if 1...Be8 2. Rc8
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Nice puzzle :)
Struggled with that one :(
Curious if black plays 1...Qf3+ right away. After 2 QxQ e1=Q the knight is pinned. But, 3 Rc8+ Kh7 4 Qb8 should do it.
White could have matted with 5. Qf8 But I suppose the game was timed and the mate here is nice too
Not quite, because white is in check.
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