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

eddysallin

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. 

sleepy40

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

ilovechess234

best puzzle i've seen yet...

vanhafford

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!

ChessSmart_82

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tanmay_chakrabarti

good one indeed.

xray

very nice again......

Et186

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

Horcrux07

some kind of venus flytrap position

darlochessenthusiast

What a fantastic puzzle!

bhanuchander

very nice one

vijaychandigarh

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

ishuster86

good

meeguel

muratov goin off

ADK

Nice.

ADK

stanhope13

Happens every day.

limix87

great puzzle

KittyAX

cool got it

Sun777

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

I love Smothered Mate! :D

Mainline_Novelty

Finally a hard daily puzzle :P