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About three weeks ago, IM Silman wrote an article entitled, "Were Players in the 1800s Terrible?" One game by one player cannot answer this question, but the puzzle, a mate in 9 with an early queen sacrifice, tells us that Tarrasch was brilliant in this game in 1893.
Silman is over-estimated! Ok, he sold a lot of books, but look at his lessons that are available here: There are so many errors!! He is not in charge to judge about any genious of former centuries.
Telling nothing always twice is the best proof that copper is not at all golden.
If 3. .. Kg6 then 4. Rf6+! Kxf6 5. Bg5+ Kg6 6. Ndf4#
I confused the phases of the solution. I meant "If 5. ... Kg6".
The move N*c7 was pretty tempting, but that wasn't the correct move. The correct answer is this:1. fxg7+ Kxg7 2. Qxh6+ Kxh63. Ne6+ Kh5 4. Ndf4+ Kh6 5. Ne2+Kh5 6. Rf5+ Bxf5 7. Ng3+ Kg68. exf5+ Kf6 9. Bg5#
Cool bishop checkmate!!!
For me the confusion was the number of other great options that were available, which would have led to victory but taken longer. The minds of the masters are beyond my comprehension.
I was posting the daily puzzle answer!
Spoilers are banned
Seriously wezmabini, are you stupid or do you have a brain problem??? Doesn't everyone know that there are spoilers everyday? You can't stop all of them!!
Wow, those Knights!
Engines seems to have problems with many positions, especially closed ones. Try this combination below, really interesting one
[Variant "From Position"][FEN "1r3r2/4bpkp/1qb1p1p1/3pP1P1/p1pP1Q2/PpP2N1R/1Pn1B2P/3RB2K w - - 4 22"]
22. Qf6+ Bxf6 23. gxf6+ Kg8 24. Ng5 h6 25. Rxh6 Rb726. Bf2 Nxa3 27. Rg1 Nc2 28. Rg3
And now we have mate in 3. How many moves ahead was Stockfish able to see this?