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10/13/2012 - Muratov - Janovsky, Russia, 1968

  • #181

    i'm impressed


  • #182

    O.k. one more time....nc8,nd5,qb4+(this prevents pf6)...if nxq,rook mates     if k.e8 ,rxn(attacking blacks q. and stopping q.from moving to a black square and helping e7 mate) so pxr or q. to g6,h6 allows qe7 Mate ...if black does neither-rd8 mate.  ...if-same seq. and black plays k.g8  after rxn,pf6, (black gives up n.& q.?) bb3+,qf7, rd8 mate-----there is no escape !    WELL DONE,excellent puzzle. 

  • #183

    Great puzzle! Didn't come anywhere close to solving this.

  • #184

    best puzzle i've seen yet...

  • #185

    Francois-Andre Danican Philidor 9/7/1726 - 8/31/1795 a French Chess Grandmaster Legacy is The Smothered Mate!  The Smothered Mate is a common method of Checkmating the King.  It occurs whenever a Knight checkmates a King that is smothered (surrounded) by his friendly pieces and he The King; has nowhere to move nor is there anyway to capture the Knight!  Overall in the position; An ole' Queen Sacrifice leading to a Smothered Mate!  Thanks for the lesson.  Chess.com is the Best!

  • #186

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.Tongue Out

  • #187

    good one indeed.

  • #188

    very nice again......

  • #189

    I don't think I would have come up with that or even moved the way that black moved.  #feelingdumb

  • #190

    some kind of venus flytrap position

  • #191

    What a fantastic puzzle!

  • #192

    very nice one

  • #193

    amazing dispay of chess play...loved the way king got punished

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  • #195

    muratov goin off

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  • #197

    Happens every day.

  • #198

    great puzzle

  • #199

    cool got it

  • #200

    Long, I had trouble with the first couple. Pretty hard! :D

    I love Smothered Mate! :D


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