15301 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!
No, i think White is down too much material. Since I see no way to defnend the rookk, White will be down a rook and a piece. I think this position is worthy of resignation
Young man, the pin on your b2-rook is the cail in the noffin....
Is the position lost ? Yes, without doubt. Actually, you can even take the b6 rook off the board, if my opponent has enough time on his clock, I still resign (one more piece + a4 passer = easy 0-1 at my level)
Is the position worth playing on ? It depends. If you do not know how to mate with one more queen, you might want to learn.
here is another one. too early??
Again : it depends.
1-you know how to win with one more queen
2-you are sure your opponent knows that too
3-you realized you lose a queen
then yes. Otherwise, no.
This second puzzle I believe is mate in 2 after the forced Kf2 then follows Qh2+ and both Ke3 and Kxf3 result in Qe2++
Nice spot !
(Black is winning even without that, of course)
So the answer is no : let your opponent the pleasure of playing this nice mate, that's what make chess beautiful.
"Reykjavik Open, Round 5 | Commentary by FM Ingvar Johannesson & Fiona Steil-Antoni"
players who c ant get rating above 3 digits
by baddogno a few minutes ago
Making the Chess.com Forums Better
by johnyoudell 4 minutes ago
Does Magnus Carlsen have an account on this website?
by Ubik42 5 minutes ago
This was the sneakiest knight I've ever seen
by ViMH 5 minutes ago
Creating traps vs positional play
by johnyoudell 6 minutes ago
HELP! Screen too LARGE!!
by kingneon 7 minutes ago
Chess.com pippin off credit cards
by SouthPacificWarrior 7 minutes ago
by TheGrobe 8 minutes ago
Post your best miniatures here
by Till_98 10 minutes ago
e3, K2, a3 - What is this crazy opening called?
by notmtwain 13 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!