23715 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!
Only about an infinite number of them.
Piece checks next to king. King takes piece, opening discovery on other king.
Piece checks king from further away. Other piece interposes, opening discovery on other king.
that made absolutely no sense at all
A famous gold medal composition by the late Greek composer Stavros Iatridis. White to play and mate in 3 moves.
2.Kxb6!! exposes the white king to no less than EIGHT checks, and every one of them is answered by mate! Even more stunning: 2.Kxb6!! does not threaten anything, but Black is in zugzwang.
Really wonderful-it was composed within just three hours at a thematic Olympic competition.
Wow pfren, that composition is simply wonderful
I heard somewhere that 10^50 possibilities is scientifically considered an infinity, though i might be wrong
10^50 is no closer to infinity than 4.
Thank you for the feedback guys...
Guess I dont have to post anything.
@pfen - thanks for the post - a truly ingenious composition.
I particularly enjoyed 2... e6 3. Nf6# and 2...g2 3. Nf2# (because the Q is pinned) and 2... Qf5 3. Nf2# because of the double check
Thank you, too.
This is a real masterpiece- and suffice to say that my good friend, GM Kotronias, the recordman of Greek National Championships and one of the most respected theoreticians currently, did not know about it some 15 years ago, when I showed him the problem, needed almost a couple of HOURS to find 2.Kxb6!!, and when I told him that a Greek has composed this jewel, he said "you are kidding me- right?".
"Hack Attack! with IM Thomas Rendle and John Sargent"
SER.. White to move and mate in 3...
by icyviper 4 minutes ago
Proof I'm not fake!!
by RankMung 5 minutes ago
The Hulkster is running wild on chess.com, brother!
by PlayChessPoorly 6 minutes ago
Magnus Carlsen Refuted:
by ThortenLeBuhm-X 6 minutes ago
list of openings for a intermediate?
by Oslim540 9 minutes ago
Who watches the watchmen?
by EscherehcsE 11 minutes ago
Can someone explain this to me...
by SLBM1959 14 minutes ago
Millionaire Chess 3
by woton 16 minutes ago
Chess need an extra piece!
by kingofshedinjas 17 minutes ago
How should one go about studying Tal's games?
by NimzoPatzer 18 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!