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


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #61

    donce83

    Nice puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #62

    edgarsgrapmanis

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #63

    BobMumm

    Blacks should have gone back with the rock, and loosing the bishop, take the pawn, shouldn´t ?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #64

    BobMumm

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #65

    BlknightRising

    Deltaquad,

    Good puzzle. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #66

    ndskykng

    BobMumm wrote:

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #67

    BryanCFB

    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!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #68

    vs2play

    thx

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #69

    ndskykng

    Bryan681972 wrote:

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #70

    ZacWilson

    Always need to be reminded about the strength of pawns.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #71

    BobMumm

    I agree, a simple mistake, lost a bishop not means lost the game, ...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #72

    BryanCFB

    BobMumm wrote:

    Blacks should have gone back with the rock, and loosing the bishop, take the pawn, shouldn´t ?

    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!


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #73

    saijiki88

    Pretty slick!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #74

    Grigorios

    Been a while since I last saw such a hard one in the homepage

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #75

    Vitix

    Lovely moove!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #76

    RenataCFC

    ndskykng just linked me the game; here it is.

    http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess/mfm101110.htm

    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. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #77

    Twobit

    This was a nice one

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #78

    waynedickinson2

    wow ,a real puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #79

    RenataCFC

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #80

    KittyAX

    nice and Cool


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