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Three Passers were too many!


  • 19 months ago · Quote · #1

    Heinrich_24

    After  move 40 in Game 8 of WC 1960


    Botvinnik put his move 41 in an envelope. When it was opened again and the inserted move was executed Tal directly resigned the game.

    Which move had been played? )Please think first and then give it a try)

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #2

    Spiffe

    Good puzzle, I couldn't figure it out.  I would expect no less of Botvinnik though!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #3

    grolk

    got it after a few tries- good puzzle

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #4

    varelse1

    Thought I had it solved when I saw this, but I was wrong.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #5

    shepi13

    I thought Nb5 worked, but then I realized that black can play Rxd5. I thought about Nf7, but I didn't think that was one move that could make Tal resign,

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #6

    CBohlin

    Isn't D6 a losing move because of Ke8? H5 is the only winning move I see....

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #7

    shepi13

    How does black respond to 1. b7? Wouldn't b7 Rb3 Nf7+ transpose?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #8

    Heinrich_24

    The difference between 1. Nf7! and 1. b7? is an slight but decisive one.

    After 1. b7? Rb3 2. Nf7+ Kh7! 3. Nd8 a5! the black a-pawn will become very quick

    After 1. Nf7+ Kh7 2. d6!(instead of 2. b7?) one of the passers would walk through:

     



  • 19 months ago · Quote · #9

    eternal_pin

    nice game, i can't see far ahead enough that Nf7+ is winning, the ending is very tricky

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #10

    waffllemaster

    10.Na6+ is pointless, just queen the h pawn.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #11

    waffllemaster

    Oops, and 4.d6 as in the puzzle loses to 4...Ke8
    4.h5 wins though.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #12

    Heinrich_24

    Ay yes, the queening of the h-pawn hinders the queening of the a-pawn!


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