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1/12/2014 - Stahlberg - Boleslavsky, Zurich 1953

  • #181

    Yes guys.  The queen can block after 6. Qxe8+.  That is why it is not 6. Qxe8#.  It is not checkmate.

  • #182
    Marljon wrote:

    why h4 first and not Ne8?

    I don't think 1. Ne8+ works.  Maybe black's king can escape 1...Kg6, not a wise option after 1. h4 Ne1 2. Ne8+ (2...Kg6 3. Qg5#).  It looks a bit complicated though. 

    After 1. Ne8+ Kg6, if 2. Qg5+ then of course 2...Kxg5.  If 2. h4 first then 2...Bxe8.

  • #183
    chessmaster12344 wrote:
    GreatPawn7 wrote:

    What if instead of 6. Kg8 it was Kg6?


    A couple of times you missed Qg5# when by playing Qf6+ instead, black could capture Qxf6.

  • #184

    oh please shut upUndecided

  • #185

    good one..

  • #186

    Hard puzzle

  • #187

    Nasty :)

  • #188

    ¡Por favor, sea relevante, útil y agradable!

  • #189

    it doesn't work : queen can move f2 to f8...

  • #190
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  • #191
    chessmaster12344 wrote:
    GreatPawn7 wrote:

    What if instead of 6. Kg8 it was Kg6?


    No need for the double check, if black plays Kg6, white can immediately respond with Qg5#.

  • #192
    chessmaster12344 wrote:
    Nika124 wrote:

    this isnot chechmate. black can survive

    Be that as it may,


    white will always have a nice edge of a knight! :D

    Why trade queens when black's knight is up for grabs?

  • #193
    Bryan681972 wrote:
    nag1610 wrote:
    raghavprakash wrote:

    anyone aware of how it works after 1.h4 h6  ???

    This is how 1... h6 2. Kh3 Kg8 3. Nxf7 Qxf7 4. Qd8+ Kg7 5. Qd4+ Kf8 6. Qxd3


    2. Kh3 frees the bishop to join the attack.

    But what if black doesn't give away a piece with 2...Kg8 and plays another move, say 2...Qf6, instead?  Remember, white is still down a pawn.  Is white getting the bishop into the game enough?

    So you think black has the advantage after 1.h4 h6? It seems that way to me, which actually makes this puzzle "wrong" and "bad", but I haven't explored this line, so I really can't tell... Anyone up for it? Was black better off responding with h6 after 1. h4?

  • #194

    Very good

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  • #196

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  • #198

    Great one!

  • #199



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