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This position came up in a top GM game recently. Here, Black finished off the game with a brilliant tactical shot.
Hope you guys find it. Good luck ;)
Yea.... No. Re2 just completely blows the mate. I doubt a GM would do something that careless. Qg3 to start wins easily.
That really is brilliant!!
What? What's wrong with 1... Qg3? and in your solution, doesn't 3. Qf1 thwart mate?
can someone explain why the rook move is necessary? im kindve a noob
Otherwise, white can block the mate with Nc6.
this actually happened.. the chess network recently covered this game in one of his videos on youtube.. not a "noob" move..
Yea, this makes no sense. 3. Qf1 and Black is down a rook. On the other hand 1...Qg3 and White is winning but doesn't seem to be that brilliant of a move to even be a puzzle by itself.
I think maybe there is a piece missing in the position on f1 that would prevent the queen from blocking the mate? Otherwise this makes no sense to me.
Nd2 simply hangs the knight btw. And after Ne4 I believe white can play Be3 and that would most likely just lead to a draw.
This was the game just a couple days ago where Svidler eliminated Kamsky from the World Cup, if I'm not mistaken. Re2!! was the move. But is this position correct? Qf1 seems hard to refute.
your right i saw that afterwards....i revised my sequence though. I think i got it this time.
lol hes missing a rook on f1
Yeah, here's the fulll game -- I've got it set to start at the correct puzzle position which is really quite a brilliant bit of tactics.
my sequence starts after the rook sac....
nvm im confused again
Nd2 is bad but I think Ne4, Be3, Bxe3 would still give black a winning position. I looked at it in the analyzer and this is what I came up with (granted I'm no class A player):
Why not 6 Qxf2?
Why not, indeed. I wish I had seen that myself. Thanks for pointing it out.
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