FIND THE MOVE WHICH MADE A STRONG MASTER RESIGN

pfren

#1 It seems to me that white is in a bad shape after 1...Nf4, but most logical is 1...Nh8.

The idea is ...Nf7 covering everything (d6, g5), and ...Kg6/f6 when Black is ready to pick the b3 pawn. White has to defend it with with Ra2-b2, but a zugzwang must be looming somewhere. Did not care to analyse it further, but in all lines white has zero counterplay, and must defend passively.

ponz111

Board 1 Black to play

Pfren  [World Champ pfren]  Your analysis is very good and correct. This game was played about 48 years ago  and I played  1. ...Nh8  [this backward move to a corner was difficult to find] and White resigned.

Kudos--few find the correct move! One found it after I gave a hint. wink.png

SNUDOO

offer resignation

aliboron

Hi there,

Did anybody find it ? Quite easy on board 3: 1.Qxf7+/Kxf7 2.h8:Q

ponz111

aliboromn  You are correct  board 3 was rather easy. You have correct answer.    It was against a GM in the US Open. The game actually went  1. Qxf7ch  and then Black resigned.

Taking the rook instead of the knight would have drawn.

ponz111

Here are the answers

board 1    1. ...Nh8!  and White resigned   World Champ pfren had the correct answer

board 2     1. Rxb6  and Black resigned

board 3     1. Qxf7ch  and Black resigned   [my first win vs a GM]

board 4     1. .... Ke4   and White resigned

board 5     1. Nxa5    and Black, a super strong team realized they were lost.

ponz111

Board 6  Ponziani, of course!

find the move--the 11th move of this game which made Black resign.

 

 

pfren

#29, too easy, I will let someone else reply.

 

ponz111

pfren  You are correct it is too easy --what was a little harder was finding some of the preliminary moves.

The whole game lasted about 10 minutes.

So--anyone but pfren have the answer?

iofferyoutoresign

1. offer draw 

chesssleb

It’s easy

ponz111

chesssleb  Yes, it is easy when given as a problem but would you have found the preliminary moves and then the one last move? 

ponz111

Anyone now other than pfren and chessleb wish to give the answer for board #6??

iofferyoutoresign

bxa8=N+

ponz111

iofferyoutoresign   You are correct    bxa8=Nch