23008 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Want more chess puzzles? Want a tactics rating?
Check out the Tactics Trainer and 10,000+ tactical puzzles!
First! If you're in the US, Ron Paul 2012! If not, STOP rioting!
On a side note, checkmate kind sir, and great puzzle!
Mate in 9 cool! Mate with just a king and pawn XD
hope you can do this one incredibill
This puzzle is one of the greatest puzzles in a long time. EXCELLENT demonstration of sacrifices and oponent manipulation. Mate with a pawn in the end, after it looks as if you have 0 chance.
5/5, great puzzle.
I waited till 3:01 to give everyone else a chance to be first for a change. Some people were politely mentioning that having an analysis immediately after the puzzle was distracting. I trust this should accomodate them.
Wow. I wonder if this was in a real game, would anyone be able to look that far ahead, and even then, have the courage to sacrifice everything right down to your last pawn???
I tried several different lines, but with a Mate in 9 there are so many different directions that the game could go in. I think that the main thing is that White has the position and material advantage to win the game, without having to risk sacrificing everything . . .it would just take a lot longer than nine moves.
Check out Post #26 on Page 2 by @elindaur. He does an excellent job of demonstrating why Black made the decisions he did.
Here is one line that I followed which started of with the Bishop giving check:
Again, there are other routes that White could have started with and/or followed that would have ended with a win. Which makes all of these sacrifices pretty impresive.
Whoever designed the puzzle made a real work of art. And if this was a real game . . . unbelievable!!!
...And who would have thought of this?
Hey i got a funny story. Who wants to hear it?
I waited till 3:01 to give everyone else a chance to be first for a change. Some people were politely mentioning that having an analysis immediately after the puzzle was distracting. I trust this should accomoate them.
nobody likes the whiners. i think the racing for first is hilareous
Very nice and many tags: exposed king, multiple sacrificies, pin, deviation...
wow, really difficult.. Nice
Anyone got it without mistakes? Most probably not.
There's a bridge with a water source about 1,000 feet down, and there's a sign on the bridge that says:"NO FISHING OFF THE BRIDGE" XD (NO LIE!!!!)
Ron Paul is a Pawn, Y'all.
chessdotcom urban dictionary entry
by BronsteinPawn 3 minutes ago
Mods, get rid of the forum spoilers.
by kaynight 6 minutes ago
FOR OPEN MINDS(b)...white to move
by pampi_nero 6 minutes ago
Runners! A phenomenon!
by FantasticMrFoxy 6 minutes ago
10/27/2016 - Four Way Street
by AzIiz_yes_AzIiz 8 minutes ago
The Einstein-Rosen spot (I)
by evertVB 13 minutes ago
5 main pawns positions in the center. Part 2 of 2 (mobile,fixed & dynamic)
by chesster3145 15 minutes ago
is anand the greatest player of 21st century?
by Lasker1900 18 minutes ago
Fide Arena Titles! (new)
by GodsPawn2016 24 minutes ago
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess....a review
by Harryhood 24 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!