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Two pieces are better than one

  • #1

    A great study by Sergey Mikhailovich Kaminer (1908-1938), a chess genius who died at a very young age. The winning mechanism is extremely elegant. White is a piece up, but to win he must take another Black piece. How?

  • #2
    Very nice. That study did not appear in "888 Miniature Studies" by Kasparyan.
  • #3
    Liburkin wrote:
    Very nice. That study did not appear in "888 Miniature Studies" by Kasparyan.

    Likely because it's not a miniature (up to seven pieces), but a Meredith (up to twelve pieces). Anyway- the final mating position is really spectacular.

    BTW, nice nickname! I have already posted a classic study of Mark Savelevich, here:


  • #4

    Zowie, what a mate!

  • #5

    That is a very intricate placement to achieve checkmate

  • #6

    Pure beauty!  Once again, GM Frendzas has delighted the community with his subtle brilliance.  Thank you.

  • #7

    I like these sorts of puzzles, which are short, have few pieces, and are just beautiful.

  • #8

    I would never get this right if I was playing white. Never.

  • #9

    o my god what is this?!
    This is a Unique Puzzle, please Annotate maybe!! 

  • #10

    they are fun and good for study. But a puzzle with unlogical happenings is impossible for me to solve. (I didnt even find move 1 btw :) )

  • #11

    the film "dumb and dumber" is looking more and more of a classic at this point, fedtel. i know of someone who'd be impressed.

  • #12

    you could try telling an easy joke to it.

  • #13
    FEDTEL wrote:

    I am Impressed, but who's the dumb there? Houdini?

    Don't you have a mirror in your bathroom?

  • #14

    Oh, OK. I have yours, too. You are very cute.

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  • #16

    Boy, Alexander Woollcott and Dorothy Parker sure can jest, can't they?

  • #17

    A perfect example of beauty in chess.  I seriously would have leapt for joy if I found this mate in a real game.

  • #18

    I just hope you have one of those spill-proof drink thingies.

  • #19

    nice puzzle!


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