17736 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!
It's nice but very easy.
second move was very hard to find...good puzz
Nestorescu and Joita 1983 (composers) - White to play and win (with explanation - please, read it all before potential commenting; just replay the puzzle after solving it):
NICE PUZZLE !!!
after Qa4 what if the Black moves Nc6 nd then a5 ???
There is certainly a little more to this position than where it stops! There are still plenty of tactics to negotiate, with the Bishop on b4 still hanging. After Nc6, white has Ba6, attacking the rook on c8, and preventing a5. After Rc6 Ba6 is also comes into play. Here are some lines...
i just knowthe chess basics. i want to learn more. where can I go to learn more. I new mwmber and haveno friends online.
I think the moves in this puzzle were all strong moves, but, as jeffstevens wrote, it is what happens afterwards that matters. I agree that Nc6 would be a probable response by black; I'm not sure what would be achieved by "then a5."
This is a really complex situation. The black knight is pinned at c6. It would appear that he is in a position to capture at d8 to gain material and defuse the threat, but then, Qxe8+ (knight is blocking rook from protecting the e8 square), Kh7, Bd3#. But what is white's best immediate response? After considering a number of moves (Rxc8, Nb3, Rd1-d6, and some others) I decided Ba6 offered the best opportunities (at least a bishop for rook trade, probably more).
EDIT:BenTal has neatly shown that 2. ... Rc6 would be a stronger move than 2. ... Nc6 for black. Now I can't find any really strong response for white.
when 2.Qa4 the black king can escape to a7 and white loses his bishop after killing the knight. BBOOO dailypuzzle the failure
i would just trade down as white
not so bad ..
White can afford to trade with black. Black needs to find something better than just escape.
It's always nice when your opponent folds so quickly.
I'd sure like to play poker with Mr. Black, today.
I miss last move agggh
not so god.
12/22/2014 - Peter Leko vs Alexander Morozevich, Nice, 2009
by arvin3xhu a few minutes ago
by kaynight 2 minutes ago
Too late to become GM?
by Uhohspaghettio1 3 minutes ago
do Americans really see Bobby as one of the greatest players
by Herebrocker 5 minutes ago
12/24/2014 - Let's Do It Again, Mate in 3
by arvin3xhu 6 minutes ago
12/25/2014 - Mate in 5
by BryanCFB 9 minutes ago
Loss by Sweaty Hands
by HueyWilliams 20 minutes ago
by alfildev 21 minutes ago
Muay Thai On Board
by HueyWilliams 22 minutes ago
Get Free Coaching
by Sexy-Sunshine 22 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!