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

eddysallin

had the feel of smother mate,finding Q. move was hard.....A1 puzzle.good work     

IIMKing

Nice logical puzzle.

kyleevon

that was one tough puzzle

killanerd

A smooth smoothered mate. Pro stuff

mehran31

great

Logical_Chess

Great puzzle!

NrG

awesome for someone to see so many steps ahead!! great vision,, great puzzle

Zkaderoxer68

Nice smothered mate!Beautiful......+Thrilling......

Djazbin

Good day; bonne journée.

nomembername
kyleevon wrote:

that was one tough puzzle

Darshan_Haragi_L

The first move was hard

paulified22
MordoBrazil wrote:

I don't understand why blck Knight D5 dont capture  white Queen B4

It's mate with Rd8

dufferps

Wow! Brilliant! And I missed it all.

1. Nc8!  Rxc8, 2.Qd8+ Rxd8, 3.Rxd8#
1. Nc8!  Nxc8, 2.Qd8#
1. Nc8!  Bxc8, 2.Qd8#
So the Knight is safe at c8; Black must open an escape square.

He chooses 1. ... Nd5, blocking 2. Qd8#, but (because of the threat of Rd8#) it allows white to move 2.Qb4+ and generate a sequence that ends in a Queen sacrifice at f8 and a classic smothered mate.

I cannot help but wonder if black might have made better moves to prevent this checkmate, starting with 1. ... f6 instead of 1. ... Nd5.

Even his second move, 2. ... Kg8, may not have been his best choice.
I think he might have fared better with Ke8.

Edit: Reviewing prior comments, I see that Stephen_33 in post #62 had some of the same thoughts

 

In any case, white's bold play gives him a decided advantage.

dufferps
MordoBrazil wrote:

I don't understand why blck Knight D5 dont capture  white Queen B4

The answer to that one is easy:
2. ... Nxb4, 3. Rd8#

cheetahch

mothers mate never happened before

sontoivn2

Very great puzzle.

BalaraoBatongbakal

Philidor's Mate!

andhol
ocmn6 wrote:

fantastic mate...

indeed

Jonesatyeer

Mayrig  - You don't have to Castle to be safe!   This was one of the better puzzels I have seen!  Thanks Chess.com  But there were other ways to deal with this and get a mate.

stupid-boy

Nice one