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Blacks should have gone back with the rock, and loosing the bishop, take the pawn, shouldn´t ?
Certainly would have been better than trading rooks like he did.
I got every move right playing through the puzzle but could not calculate it in my head, and I looked at the title before moving. I had the right idea of moving the knight on c3, attacking the queen, but missed 2. Nxd1. I never even considered capturing black's rook with the knight even after looking at many ideas, which did not work, because I was so focused on the knight on c3 moving forward, mainly to d5. Sometimes when you get so locked into an idea you can't change your thinking into a different direction. Only when I saw the position after 1...Rxd1+ did I notice the knight could move backwards and capture. Then everything else fell into place and it was straightforward after that. Super combination by Tal! The best Chess.com puzzle in quite a while!
Agreed. Busting out a discovered attack against Black's undefended queen just jumps out at ya. I went into several bad directions as well.
Always need to be reminded about the strength of pawns.
I agree, a simple mistake, lost a bishop not means lost the game, ...
Yes. Black needed to play 1...Rh7, leaving material equal after 2. fxg7 Rxg7, with white having two minor pieces for a rook and a pawn. White's position appears superior though. I would evaluate the position as such:
1. White has two minor pieces for a rook.
2. White's king is much safer than black's king.
3. Black's rook on g7 is awkwardly placed.
4. Perhaps white grabs the h-file immediately with 3. Rh1.
5. The white player is Tal!
Been a while since I last saw such a hard one in the homepage
ndskykng just linked me the game; here it is.
Black has just captured on h1, no doubt expecting that the threat of RxR and a big material advantage will compel Tal to do a simple recapture, allowing black to retreat his hanging knight and temporarily de-fanging that advanced pawn. Oops.
This was a nice one
wow ,a real puzzle
Yeah, it's a really nice one of the "find the best move" type. Because even the "even" exchange that's been suggested from retreating the rook to h7 leaves white very much better. I would not want to play against white's minors with the black kingside in disarray like that.
Mate in two
1 gxh7 doesn't work, even though all the most obvious replies fail:
1 ... Bxh7 2. Qe6#
1 ... Rxh7 2. Qe5#
1 ... d3 2. Qxe4#
1 ... [most others] 2. hxg8=Q#
But black does have one rejoinder to 1 gxh7 that allows him to hold off mate for one additional move. Can you find it?
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