1/4/2013 - R.Nezhmetdinov - S.Flohr, 1954

SirNinja

Weird.

Spartan_FTW

Very stimulating puzzle. I had a little trouble noticing the best/quickest variation, as I first noticed 1. re3 be4 2. rxe4, rf2+(to delay the mate) 3. nf3+ rxf3(forced) 4. bxf3--and what ever white does now is meaningless so 5. re1 with 6. rh1# coming. Then saw the rook block as being the most effective...

matthewq

nice puzzle

PeaceRequiresAnarchy

Is anyone else amused by the fact that Chess.com choose not to tell that today's puzzle (of all days) is a mate in 4?

Well it worked. I saw the longer 1.Rf1 mate and played it not expecting to get it wrong.

http://www.chess.com/forum/category/daily-puzzles

OSenhordaChuva

good

I_am_a_Mom

tricky

1Knight_Rider1

Why not rh3 forcing rook to take then nf3 for mate?

eddysallin
1Knight_Rider1 wrote:

Why not rh3 forcing rook to take then nf3 for mate?

rxn       

SonofaSailor

e5 to g6???? checkmate

neolevzion1

easy!!!!

SlovakAustralia

I agree with Jack Green's comment, as it could have been played smarter with a quicker execution too.

mattwhpc

not easy for me!

cpraag3

easy at all times and i know it

MrRijndael

Failed.....miserably.

Legobuddy111

Cool

Gordon36251
Gordon36251 wrote:

Isn't Rf1 stronger?

Oops, I meant Rd1. Nevertheless, I have read your explanations and they make sense.

recycleourknowledge

It was a thing of beauty. 

lhe03

Not as easy as it looks looks can be deceiving...

pokeydaboss

really? make some hard ones

pokeydaboss
lhe03 wrote:

Not as easy as it looks looks can be deceiving...