1/9/2014 - Nimzowitsch-Tartakower, Karlovy Vary, 1911

  • #161

    nice puzzle

  • #162

    great moves...nice puzzle....

  • #163

    Bonan puzlo

  • #164
    Bryan681972 wrote:
    Vasu1613 wrote:

     

    Black missed 1...Qa1+ 2. Rxa1 Rxa1+ 3. Qb1 Raxb1# or 3... Rbxb1#.

    White missed 2. Qxf7+ Kh8 3. Qxg7#.

    Black missed 2...Qd1#.

    Remember, both sides have a weak back rank.  Otherwise 1. Qxb7 would be a really nice move.

    Since Bryan681972 already pointed out the mechanics of the failings of this puzzle, I will allow myself to be a little more judgmental and (in the words of The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy) say: worst puzzle ever!!


    Edit: This is regarding the puzzle Vasu1613 posted and not the original chess.com puzzle.

  • #165
    Bryan681972 wrote:
    BenTal wrote:
    citizenoftheworld91 wrote:

    Interesting puzzle. Not a forced mate, but if I'm not mistaken, the only way out for Black is by sacrificing his Queen, and what a cowardly thing to do that would be!!

    Mate is forced, but can be extended for another move. Sacrificing the Queen doesn't help, eg 1. Qf6 Qe6 2. Qd8+ Qe8 3. QxQe8#.
    Mate can be extended to 5 moves by not taking the Bishop.
    1. Qf6 Rg8 2. Bxf7 d5 3. BxRg8+ KxBg8 4. Re8+ QxRe8 5. QxBg7#

    On 1. Qf6 Rg8 2. Bxf7 d5, quicker is 3. Bxg6+ (3. Be8+ or 3. Bxd5+ also work) Qf7 4. Qxf7#.

    Quite right, overlooked that in my haste!

  • #166

    easy one, but i still don't understand why the picked up piece isn't where the cursor, but with 2 squares under it

  • #167

    Qf6!! fantastic

  • #168

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  • #169

    Excellent!

  • #170

    shocking

  • #171

    Does anything prohibit black from not taking Bishop at f7?

    Something like taking the other Bishop instead for example

  • #172
    iljadeifts wrote:

    Does anything prohibit black from not taking Bishop at f7?

    Something like taking the other Bishop instead for example

    If black plays 2...Bxh6 instead of 2...Qxf7 then any of the following moves also result in checkmate in four:  3. Bxg6+, 3. Be8+, 3. Bd5+, 3. Bc4+, 3. Bb3+.  Those moves force 3...Qf7, and then 4. Qxf7# is checkmate.

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