# 6/29/2012 - Polgar 1994 #2

• 17 months ago · Quote · #141

nice set up ------ Mate my friends

• 17 months ago · Quote · #142

Love it!

• 17 months ago · Quote · #143

• 17 months ago · Quote · #144

Excuse I Was Weary, Eager'n'Experimental 'is Time. Indeed Very Nice Chess Puzzle! Thanks!

• 17 months ago · Quote · #145

It is a cool puzzle - win by throwing away two knights

• 17 months ago · Quote · #146

Ok - so Im not chess master; granted. However, wouldnt this work as well, and with less moves:

1) Nc5 + Qxc5

2) Qe1#

the Nc5 puts teh king in check, with no escape. from what I can see there is no peice that can remove or block the night, other than the queen. With no other escape, the queen is forced to take the night.

the second move efficiently places the king in check, adn - from what I see - with no escape, thereby mating.

I'd appreciate your help in explaining what Im not seeing and why the above would not work.

thanks!!

The knight on b5 prevents this exchange from being a mate. After the queen kills the knight, the king can escape the queens check by moving to  D7. With the queen on c5 and the king on d7, black will most likely have a chance to promote the pawn on b2.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #147
Slightlygray wrote:

Ok - so Im not chess master; granted. However, wouldnt this work as well, and with less moves:

1) Nc5 + Qxc5

2) Qe1#

the Nc5 puts teh king in check, with no escape. from what I can see there is no peice that can remove or block the night, other than the queen. With no other escape, the queen is forced to take the night.

the second move efficiently places the king in check, adn - from what I see - with no escape, thereby mating.

I'd appreciate your help in explaining what Im not seeing and why the above would not work.

thanks!!

The king can flee.  1. Nc5+ Qxc5 2. Qe1+ is not checkmate because of 2...Kd7.  The b5 knight must move out of the way (clearance tactic) so the light squared bishop controls d7.

Also 1. Nxc7+ must be played first because 1. Nc5+ Qxc5 2. Nxc7+ Qxc7 3. Qe1+ allows black to interpose 3...Qe5.  The solution move order clears the diagonal for the light squared bishop on the first move and deflects (deflection tactic) the queen from interposing on the second move, thus allowing 3. Qe1#.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #148

twas difficult

• 17 months ago · Quote · #149

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• 17 months ago · Quote · #150

nice one. when u get a line for mating u can sacrifice any material for that.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #151

Is this a real game Judith Polgar?

• 17 months ago · Quote · #152
giantguido wrote:

Got the first move, but I played the second move wrong because I saw a mate in 5 after 2. Ng5+ (fxg 3. Qh6+ Ng6 4. Rxg6 followed by a mate)

I think there is mate in 8 after that, but I think your third move for black is wrong.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #153
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• 17 months ago · Quote · #154

Very good.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #155

nice sacrifices!

• 17 months ago · Quote · #156
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• 17 months ago · Quote · #157

last

• 17 months ago · Quote · #158

ok

• 17 months ago · Quote · #159

I coach and get my students calling me about this problem all the time.  this is a variation on numbers 3719 and 3720 of lazlo polgars great and instuctive book.  Every person or team I coach is required to get it!! Work on your knights.

• 17 months ago · Quote · #160

Nice puzzle; one amazing tactics!!!