Brilliant tactical shot

gokul999

This position came up in a top GM game recently. Here, Black finished off the game with a brilliant tactical shot.

Hope you guys find it. Good luck ;)

backyardstar

Yea.... No. Re2 just completely blows the mate. I doubt a GM would do something that careless. Qg3 to start wins easily.

Hendrik77

That really is brilliant!!

shoopi

What? What's wrong with 1... Qg3? and in your solution, doesn't 3. Qf1 thwart mate?

bobbyb2357

can someone explain why the rook move is necessary? im kindve a noob

ChessNinjaMaster

Otherwise, white can block the mate with Nc6.

JustinDeLarm

this actually happened.. the chess network recently covered this game in one of his videos on youtube.. not a "noob" move..

thejackbauer

Yea, this makes no sense. 3. Qf1 and Black is down a rook. On the other hand 1...Qg3 and White is winning but doesn't seem to be that brilliant of a move to even be a puzzle by itself. 

ATGOWTWT

I think maybe there is a piece missing in the position on f1 that would prevent the queen from blocking the mate?  Otherwise this makes no sense to me.

Edit: nm

azbfiya
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backyardstar
azbfiya wrote:

 


Nd2 simply hangs the knight btw. And after Ne4 I believe white can play Be3 and that would most likely just lead to a draw.

JG27Pyth

This was the game just a couple days ago where Svidler eliminated Kamsky from the World Cup, if I'm not mistaken. Re2!! was the move. But is this position correct? Qf1 seems hard to refute.

azbfiya
backyardstar wrote:
azbfiya wrote:

 


Nd2 simply hangs the knight btw. And after Ne4 I believe white can play Be3 and that would most likely just lead to a draw.

your right i saw that afterwards....i revised my sequence though. I think i got it this time.


computerrat

lol hes missing a rook on f1

JG27Pyth

Yeah, here's the fulll game -- I've got it set to start at the correct puzzle position which is really quite a brilliant bit of tactics. 

 

azbfiya
computerrat wrote:

lol hes missing a rook on f1


my sequence starts after the rook sac....

azbfiya

nvm im confused again Yell

ATGOWTWT
backyardstar wrote:
azbfiya wrote:

 


Nd2 simply hangs the knight btw. And after Ne4 I believe white can play Be3 and that would most likely just lead to a draw.


Nd2 is bad but I think Ne4, Be3, Bxe3 would still give black a winning position.  I looked at it in the analyzer and this is what I came up with (granted I'm no class A player):

rooperi
ATGOWTWT wrote:
backyardstar wrote:
azbfiya wrote:

 


Nd2 simply hangs the knight btw. And after Ne4 I believe white can play Be3 and that would most likely just lead to a draw.


Nd2 is bad but I think Ne4, Be3, Bxe3 would still give black a winning position.  I looked at it in the analyzer and this is what I came up with (granted I'm no class A player):


Why not 6 Qxf2?

ATGOWTWT

Why not, indeed.  I wish I had seen that myself.  Thanks for pointing it out.