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  • 3 months ago

    AdvaitB

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  • 9 months ago

    thempcz

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  • 9 months ago

    thempcz

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  • 9 months ago

    thempcz

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  • 9 months ago

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  • 17 months ago

    NM Titus369

    beautiful

  • 17 months ago

    titust

    Wow!

  • 22 months ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Amazing video!! I really love all of these beauty and entertainment videos because the composition of such positions requires some real imagination... I compose puzzles myself sometimes, maybe that's why I can really appreciate how good these studys really are Cool

  • 22 months ago

    cLiPPi

    @markanciano 

    Of course he cannot play Kg8 first as Bd2 prevents the pawn from queening.

    It also should be noted that the winning move for black after chessmasters Ke7 is NOT Qb4+ as this leads to Kf7 which will really win for white. Rather Kg8 is preventing Kf7 which - combined with Qb4+ - wins for black.

    It's a study - that means that in most cases there is exactly one solution - and others have non-obvious flaws. The pawns are there for a reason! The author of the study probably put a lot of effort into the position to make Nf3!! the only working solution.

  • 22 months ago

    hyperniko

    chessmaster19898  

    In the first study there is another variation that wins.1.Kf6 e1=Q 2.Nxg4 threatening Bg7+ followed by Nh6 mate,hence the only move black has is 2...Kg8 but then 3.Ke7 threatening Nf6+ followed by Kf7 with inevitable mate wins.I think this variation is probably better but is nothing compared to the beauty of the variation you provide.

    Black responds to your 3.Ke7 is 3...Qb4+ and black win.

    Great puzzles of zugzwang. Thanks Kostya and more power!

  • 22 months ago

    AlphaUser

    its not possible for white to mate black without promoting a pawn ... or black makes a mistake

  • 22 months ago

    Going4Draw

    on the first problem instead of black queening right away, he could go king g8 first, then queen.

  • 22 months ago

    FM FMRosen

    The first study is one of the most beautiful studies. Thanks for sharing.

  • 22 months ago

    Spede

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  • 22 months ago

    ElvinWilliams

    @pavster White doesn't get two moves in a row...  In your variation h5 attacks the knight. So Kg6 is met with hxg4. If instead of Kg6 White plays Nh6+ black has the h7 square available.

  • 22 months ago

    pavster

    kf6 then black queens Bg7 check king g8 N takes g4 after black moves h pawn k g6 wins does it not

  • 22 months ago

    ElvinWilliams

    @ Chessmaster19898 I think in your alternate solution after 3.Ke7 black will have 3. ... Qb4+ ending the mate threats. Also black gets the h8 square in any variation that doesnt have a king on f6 or f7 because the bishop will not have checkmate on g7. 

  • 22 months ago

    14joe11

    new in here..need a teacher

  • 22 months ago

    chessmaster19898

    In the first study there is another variation that wins.1.Kf6 e1=Q 2.Nxg4 threatening Bg7+ followed by Nh6 mate,hence the only move black has is 2...Kg8 but then 3.Ke7 threatening Nf6+ followed by Kf7 with inevitable mate wins.I think this variation is probably better but is nothing compared to the beauty of the variation you provide.

  • 22 months ago

    chessmaster19898

    At 2:15 you say that black can prevent checkmate with h6 or h5.But the only saving move in that position is h5 because on h6 white can play Kg6 threatening an inevitable mate by Nxh6 of Nf6.

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