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# The Luzhin defence

• #1

Black to play and win.

• #2

Why not 2.Kf2? I guess black is Luzhin either way (i.e. winnin').

• #3

Brilliant!

• #4
fburton wrote:

Why not 2.Kf2? I guess black is Luzhin either way (i.e. winnin').

2.Kf2 Rxc3+ and then Rxc1 follows but the win obviously is not as spectacular aas when black plays 2.Kg4.

Too bad 2.Kg4 is not forced or does not loss quicker, as then the solution(with 2.Kg4) would be more pretty.

• #5

4. ... Be7 mate

• #6
fwhoberg wrote:

Black to play and win.

kf2,rxn dis+,k move,rxr --white would be up 2 pieces

• #7
blueemu wrote:

4. ... Be7 mate                    nxb

• #8
saint-vitus wrote:

Why not 4.Bf3?           n.d5  stops  be7  mate

• #9

Brilliant!!!

• #10

Thankyou very much

• #11

Great puzzle ! I saw the movie and he indeeds speaks of a rook sacrifice on h3, brilliant!

• #12
saint-vitus wrote:

Thank you for the diagram

like the look

• #13
fburton wrote:

Why not 2.Kf2? I guess black is Luzhin either way (i.e. winnin').

if rook checks and white plays kf2,,,,black will play rxn dis.+, king moves a nd nlack now plays rxr=====black is up 2 pieces

• #14

Great, I saw the movie and a friend told me the problem was cool, but I haven't seen it until now. Thank you!!

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