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A great study by Sergey Mikhailovich Kaminer (1908-1938), a chess genius who died at a very young age. The winning mechanism is extremely elegant. White is a piece up, but to win he must take another Black piece. How?
Likely because it's not a miniature (up to seven pieces), but a Meredith (up to twelve pieces). Anyway- the final mating position is really spectacular.
BTW, nice nickname! I have already posted a classic study of Mark Savelevich, here:
Zowie, what a mate!
That is a very intricate placement to achieve checkmate
Pure beauty! Once again, GM Frendzas has delighted the community with his subtle brilliance. Thank you.
I like these sorts of puzzles, which are short, have few pieces, and are just beautiful.
I would never get this right if I was playing white. Never.
o my god what is this?!This is a Unique Puzzle, please Annotate maybe!!
yes a unique puzzle, but.....
1) my silicon-brain patzer (a.k.a Houdini 3) solved this puzzle in no time at all!
2) my silicon-brain patzer (a.k.a Houdini 3) showed that black's last move is a big blunder and jumps into mate in 1, simply better is Kd5 which still gives white a long run (there is no need to use what you call "Dumbini" to find this move)
they are fun and good for study. But a puzzle with unlogical happenings is impossible for me to solve. (I didnt even find move 1 btw :) )
the film "dumb and dumber" is looking more and more of a classic at this point, fedtel. i know of someone who'd be impressed.
I am Impressed, but who's the dumb there? Houdini?
you could try telling an easy joke to it.
Don't you have a mirror in your bathroom?
Nop, I have your picture hung there
Oh, OK. I have yours, too. You are very cute.
Thnx, I WIN! FEDTEL vs. IM pfren [1.0 - 0.0] (won by resignation).
btw you don't have my real picture as you mentioned above, I challenge you to put it! while I have yours.....
how do you know that is his real picture?
6/18/2013 - Tal-Starodub, Petrozavodsk 1984
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