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


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #81

    Mammalman

    Deltaquad wrote:

    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?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #82

    FredBatchelor

    Mighty fine.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #83

    Matt472

    Great puzzle!!!!!!!!!!LaughingCool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #84

    Norb68

    Very nice puzzle!! It was harder then usual! (That is good!)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #85

    OrangeOval

    the pawn marches on to become a queen!!Cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #86

    Chryghton

    Great

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #87

    majid30

    I love TAL

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #88

    ndskykng

    Mammalman wrote:
    Deltaquad wrote:

    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?

    I don't understand your second variation

    1... Rxh7+ 2. Qe5#

    White's king is in check by the rook buddy, you can't take on e5 just yet.  As far as I'm concerned, that delays mate-in-2 to mate-in-3 just fine.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #89

    VULPES_VULPES

    cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #90

    RedAdom

    Tal's a legend.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #91

    Kuomlei

    oh,yeah

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #92

    PardalsemCasa

    Nice one...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #93

    weijing98

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #94

    loxatox

    I really don't understand this one. Why doesn't Black just take the pawn with the bishop and give up the rook?

    When the puzzle ends, doesn't Kd8 prolong mate for quite awhile?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #95

    loxatox

    Bryan681972 wrote:
    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!



    #5 makes it a winning position no matter what the board looks like.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #96

    KeeganMilliken

    First

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #97

    ndskykng

    loxatox wrote:

    I really don't understand this one. Why doesn't Black just take the pawn with the bishop and give up the rook?

    When the puzzle ends, doesn't Kd8 prolong mate for quite awhile?


    Giving up the rook allows White the material advantage and control of the h-file, black was better off retreating it.  But even then, as Renata and others have said, white is still very much in a dominating position.

    Kd8 will delay mate, but all this does is allow Black to lose his queen and his rook, and black is left with one bishop and one knight to fend off White's TWO bishops and TWO knights.  

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #98

    n_srinath93

    good one..

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #99

    novzki41

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #100

    deepak21071974

    hmm:)


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