12458 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!
(This position comes from the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, about Josh Waitzkin.)
Black to play and win:
While this is a fun tactical sequence to look at from a cinematic standpoint, it is incorrect to present this as a puzzle as you need to show that all forcing lines lead to a desired outcome (Win for Black)
Your solution hinges on White playing 4.Kf5 ( that leads to the forcing Rxf6+ with Black winning).
What if 4.Ke7 was played? Rxf6 actually loses for Black (White has the in-between move 5.Re2+ before taking the rook)
Geez, you're right. I didn't look too much at that because I thought Black would just play 5. ... Kd3, with a new threat: taking the rook on e2.
But I just analyzed it further and it looks like even though White can go up a knight in that variation, due to the position of Black's king and pawn, he won't be able to stop the pawn promotion.
And yes, I did recreate the position on the board by looking at multiple scenes and piecing together the position from various angles. They don't actually show the entire board in one camera shot, so this is my best guess. I think it's accurate.
Shivsky: if Re2+ black has Kd3 doesnt he.
@edrobin: If Re2+ Kd3, sure ... Kxf6 Kxe2 but white wins the queening race as he is up one more tempo to safely avoid the skewer.
its actually close if black were to play 10) ..Nh8+ then enter the queen race though he still loses to 13)Kg8. Is there a way to get 1 more tempo?
"FIDE Grand Prix, Round 8 | Hosts: GMs Evgeny Miroshnichenko and Viorel Iordachescu"
by kco a few minutes ago
Main ideas for white in the Open Sicilian?
by Pixenix 11 minutes ago
5/22/2015 - Surya Ganguly - Emanuel Berg , Gibraltar, 2009
by mvallejo70 13 minutes ago
Is Chess Finally Dead?
by ab121705 14 minutes ago
Who is the best? Fischer,Karpov,Kasparov,Tal,Aronian,Anand,Caruana or Carlsen?
by GreedyPawnEater 24 minutes ago
English Qb3 vs. Grunfeld
by X_PLAYER_J_X 28 minutes ago
Question Concerning Chess.com Mobile Lesson (Using Pawn Majorities: Adv End)
by hpmobil 44 minutes ago
WHATS YOUR CHESS STYLE=PERSONALITY?
by amilton542 52 minutes ago
K factor 40!!! good or bad , how to handle
by csalami 55 minutes ago
Is Kasparov gloating over David Letterman's retirement?
by MelvinDoucet 62 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 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!