11689 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!
I'm really confused.
On a 9 move 'mate' every move has to be forced. I don't understand the Q giveaway. followed by KxQ, then Kt to d4. That's the move that really throws me. Why in the world didn't P on c5 take the Kt? Now white is down a Queen and a Kt, with only the Bishops and the Rook to make a mate.
And nothing forced.
Some of you gurus, please expain.
Wow, you are so confused that it's even your handle! :)
Black is in check from white's Bishop on g2, so he can't take the Knight.
Did not solve, had to click solution, but solution did not show move it accepted before!
Beautiful! No flaws and crazy to exicute, but the solution is there!
Mate in 9?! Dang! Let's just say I didn't get this one
This is good too, but...
Interesting idea. I don't think on 1...Nb6 2. Ne5, that 2...Qc7 was best for black. It helps white out because it leaves black's queen under attack after 3. Nxc6.
2...Qe8 looks stronger. Although white wins a piece and seems to stand better after 3. Nxc6, it also prevents the deadly 3. Qxc6+, while leaving black's queen less vunerable to attack.
You also neglected to cover 1...Ka6 2. Qxc6+ Nb6. Again white has won a piece, but when given the chance, black can place the queen on either e8 or d7, and all of white's queen penetration squares should be covered.
White may winning after 1. Rb1+, but for the reasons above, the puzzle forced mate is certainly easier and should be stronger.
1. Rb1+ just doesn't work as Nb6 blocks the b file, while the white queen is still under attack by the f pawn. Furthermore, the knight needs to be on d7 for the combination to work, blocking of the king's escape, so 1. Rb1+ actually helps black to reorganise his pieces
Good point. There you go. 1. Rb1+ Nb6 2. Ne5 just hangs white's queen to 2...fxe4, which I didn't even notice, with no checkmate to follow, as opposed to the puzzle solution. So 1. Rb1+ probably loses because the b-file will then be partially closed up after 1...Nb6, again different from the puzzle, and 2. Ne5 definitely loses.
I can't stop farting... am I ok?
I always wanted to catch the Queen with my N...
Holy potato wedges Batman! I saw up to move six and my brain just couldn't handle anymore and promptly dropped the position.
Seriously how long would you have to stare at it b4 you knew all 9 of the moves?!?
Ive gotta admit that i seen up to 5 moves and after that i had to ask for help on my next 2 moves.
Ohhh, that's tremendous! Chapeau!
Let's take a look:
Not next move, black can start checking
Why does nobody play 1. c3?
by GreenCastleBlock a few minutes ago
How would you save the game?
by zBorris 4 minutes ago
Who taught you chess? When did you first start playing?
by ponz111 7 minutes ago
Calling all Juniors U18! Signups for Junior International Cup 2016 is now open!
by aussiedj 8 minutes ago
Depth Length Setting for Analyzing Games
by cavelorum 10 minutes ago
Are tactics really the way to go?
by ponz111 19 minutes ago
What's the best way to become a chess prodigy as an adult?
by kleelof 23 minutes ago
5/28/2015 - Mate in 3
by billevans75 27 minutes ago
by lovethetrees 29 minutes ago
Why is Stockfish making this obviously bad move?
by Trapper4 33 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 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!