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

crusader1

why didn't the rook take the knight and why didn't the knight take the queen?

eddysallin
crusader1 wrote:

did i mis something because it looked like the knight could just take the queen

rook mates....i'm trying to figure out if black can avoid mate by pf6 or/g6
fairly sure everything works out for white. PAWN MOVES WILL ALLOW BLACK AN ESCAPE THOUGH LOSE MATERIAL.

jsmwnyc

Excellent combination of tactics. I have solved this puzzle.

wenber

as several have pointed out, an early move by black to f6 would have allowed him to escape; doubt if most GMs would miss it.

Twobit

Not an easy one...

Hoganhaben

what a thing of beauty.... true attacking prowess

rjsadda

this one was good

shahronakm

Good one.

ReyRambler1960

Brilliant Queen Sacrifice!!!

echegoya

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr_Spocky

Hard this time

Obsti

What am I missing? I think black would have captured the knight with the rook or knight making this simply a knight give away and not a move that leads to mate. But like I started out saying, what am I missing?

ThutmoseIII

This one was tough.

I think some of the posters here are off their medications. Just because YOU don't understand the nuances doesn't make the puzzle stupid.

helloyello

SMOTHERED MATE

helloyello

After first move everything is much easier

wyr3x

uff ... nice one!

astoriador

Rxc8...

1wa

The best one  in a long time.

kvijaykumaracharya

super i didnt get it

GertiX

i'm impressed

WOW