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3/4/2011 - D. Joseph, British Chess Magazine 1922


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #61

    mugo86

    Terrible

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #62

    gajraj1989

    niceee

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #63

    lemarquess

    [COMMENT DELETED]
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #64

    metallictaste

    horrible, horrible puzzle.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #65

    lemarquess

    Don't answer the previous post, it has already been answered by the stalemate thing!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #66

    draconlord

    Extremely difficult...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #67

    AndrewCoey

    mitemakeswrite wrote:

    why didn't the king take the pawn on b6 to begin with?


     because black wanted to have the threat of stalemate.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #68

    Shivam_12

    many solutions possible......controversial puzzle

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #69

    deepak21071974

    hmm:)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #70

    Servietsky

    chessmaster_shivam wrote:

    many solutions possible......controversial puzzle


    You guys don't understand that it was the ONLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION? it has been wrote several times above here. It's not a controversial puzzle, it's just that you guys aren't leveled enough to understand his beauty.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #71

    onefineham

    Ok, this falls into a classic wth??? question.  It's gotta be one of those "avoid a stalemate" series of moves.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #72

    MatP

    Nice puzzle! That last move however was stupid to force, as white can take with queen as well as with the king :-)

    The rest of the moves were forced however, pretty interesting tactics by both players.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #73

    mimi6

    that was  dum that black gave up his queen 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #74

    bbishop2010

    not bad of a puzzle, white doesn't want the draw and forces black to loose his queen in the proccess and finally a check mate at the end, but could've probably been avoided if black to the whites pawn in the first place thats what i would've done

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #75

    lucifer1860

    nice

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #76

    clearym

    For me, that was extremely hard. And it took me a really long time to realize the point was to avoid black achieving a draw... educational but as I said difficult for me.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #77

    JLo1958

    anwarhashaam wrote:

    9th or 10th or 11th........ i don't understand why black gave up his Queen?????????

    I agree with you. K x Q then, Black king move to B8 and finally White king move to D8 or E8 and check mate.


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #78

    SgtSyrupShorts

    BOO

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #79

    henadeera

    I feel the soulution of this pussle is not the best one.. If white pawn at the begining cut the the black pawn...thats the best solution...

    If I'm incorrect pls...correct me!!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #80

    BenTal

    MatP wrote:

    Nice puzzle! That last move however was stupid to force, as white can take with queen as well as with the king :-)

    The rest of the moves were forced however, pretty interesting tactics by both players.


    I agree, a really interesting puzzle, with white walking a tightrope to avoid letting black get away with a draw. All the moves are forced until the last one - I think (as previously suggested) 10...Qf4, 11. Kd7+ Qb8 12. Qa1+ Qa7 13. QxQa7#  might have been a prettier finish. Or maybe 10...Qh4+, 11. QxQh4 Kb1, 12. Kd7 Ka1 13. Qd8# or Qh8#


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