17673 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Why your annotation says that this game is a Capa-Lasker match? It isn't.
lol, yeah, 'twas a joke. They never got to play in 1911.
Why not 1. Qb8#
Have you solved it? Now, what about trying these 3 puzzles too?
EASY (mate in 2): http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/01/xadrez-mate-em-2_14.html
MEDIUM (mate in 4): http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/05/xadrez-mate-em-4.html
IMPOSSIBLE (mate in 2): http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/05/xadrez-mate-em-2-henry-william-barry.html
First: 1. Qc5+; Ka4 (forced) 2. Qa5#
Second: 1. Qxf7+; Rxf7 (If Kh8; 2.Qxf8#) 2. Re8+; Rf8 (forced) 3. Rxf8+; Kxf8 (forced) 4. Re8#
Third: 1. Qe6+! ... 2. Qc4#/Qd5 depending on the opponent's move.
And the site's puzzle:
1. Kc2; b3; 2. Kxc3; Ka3; 3. Rb1 zungzwang
On the third puzzle from pcfilho, 1. Qe6 is defended by 1...Nc3. I believe the key move is 1. Rg4.
1. Qe6; If Nc3; 2. Qc4#
1. Qe6 Nc3 2. Qc4+ Kxe5
Want more chess puzzles? Want a tactics rating? Check out the Tactics Trainer and 10,000+ tactical puzzles!
In fact, the last move, Rb1, by the white is not mandatory. He can proceed with other pawns on the right side of the board.
The basic reason behind 3. Rb1 is white needs to go to b1 in order to win because white needs to stop the b2 pawn from moving and freeing the b2 square for the b3 pawn. And if 3. Rb1 a1Q then 4. Rxa1+ bxa1Q 5. Rxa1#.
no checkmate but after the pawn takes the rook, the other rook blocks off the other pawns from advancing. Good One!
Queen or Two Rooks
by harryz a few minutes ago
Nimzo-Indian and "My System"
by gundamv 4 minutes ago
Chess Is Garbage, Here Are My Own Openings
by timepass12345 4 minutes ago
Positions engines get wrong ( please contribute )
by The_Cosmologist 8 minutes ago
What is you favorite thing about Carlsen?
by Crazychessplaya 9 minutes ago
Win the exchange or the pawn
by olichris 11 minutes ago
Is this position a draw or a win?
by Ryanyurocks10 14 minutes ago
Chess is not about intelligence
by cardinal46 16 minutes ago
by MagicianFromRiga92 19 minutes ago
Developing a Chess Engine
by Coder_On_Ster01ds 19 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!