# 3/24/2012 - Tal - NN, simul Stuttgart 1958

• 21 months ago · Quote · #161

A very instructive puzzle! Thanks.

• 21 months ago · Quote · #162

nice

• 21 months ago · Quote · #163
jl_wind wrote:

That's certainly not mate in two Delta.. Have you considered 1. ... Re5?

Qxe5 #

Don't get confused, the black is moving downward and the white is vice versa.

• 21 months ago · Quote · #164

nice

• 21 months ago · Quote · #165

:))

• 21 months ago · Quote · #166

Mate in two

Where did you get this puzzIe?  Did you make it up?

I don't see that this is a forced mate in 2. After 1. Rf7 what if Black plays 1. ... Re5 because 1. ... Bxf7 is not forced.  The idea behind Bxr7 is to prevent 2. Qe6# (even though it still allows 2. Qxf7#); however, if 1. ... Re5 2. Bxe5 Pxe5 gives the black king a temporary escape route.

Black should still easily loose this game; but, it is not a forced mate in 2 unless I've over-looked something.

P.S.  The daily puzzle was great!

• 21 months ago · Quote · #167

A great puzzle, gotta' love those pawns!

• 21 months ago · Quote · #168

solved in one

• 21 months ago · Quote · #169

this really teaches to THINK before you move. dont go for the obivious!

• 21 months ago · Quote · #170

good attack

• 21 months ago · Quote · #171

Mate in two

Where did you get this puzzIe?  Did you make it up?

I don't see that this is a forced mate in 2. After 1. Rf7 what if Black plays 1. ... Re5 because 1. ... Bxf7 is not forced.  The idea behind Bxr7 is to prevent 2. Qe6# (even though it still allows 2. Qxf7#); however, if 1. ... Re5 2. Bxe5 Pxe5 gives the black king a temporary escape route.

Black should still easily loose this game; but, it is not a forced mate in 2 unless I've over-looked something.

P.S.  The daily puzzle was great!

Omg the answer is three posts above yours and yet still you posted that.

• 21 months ago · Quote · #172

Power of the pawn!

• 21 months ago · Quote · #173
ndskykng wrote:

Mate in two

Where did you get this puzzIe?  Did you make it up?

I don't see that this is a forced mate in 2. After 1. Rf7 what if Black plays 1. ... Re5 because 1. ... Bxf7 is not forced.  The idea behind Bxr7 is to prevent 2. Qe6# (even though it still allows 2. Qxf7#); however, if 1. ... Re5 2. Bxe5 Pxe5 gives the black king a temporary escape route.

Black should still easily loose this game; but, it is not a forced mate in 2 unless I've over-looked something.

P.S.  The daily puzzle was great!

Omg the answer is three posts above yours and yet still you posted that.

You're right I was in a hurry when I looked at this and didn't read any of the other post.

Sorry for questioning you.  Now that I'm not in such a hurry it all makes perfect sense. Good puzzle.

• 21 months ago · Quote · #174

great tactical moves by white

• 21 months ago · Quote · #175