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  • #441

    I've seen this before somwhere, is it this?:

  • #442

    You should consider 4...Qe6.

  • #443
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  • #445

    Caiello gave the solution, i think this puzzle is suitable to end this blog .

    There are a lot of interesting puzzles more - maybe, after some time ...

  • #446







    White to play and win

  • #447

    I think I've got it:

  • #448

          Yes, your solution is correct. And there is another interesting line :                  

                                        The author is  H.Rinck

  • #449

    Haha, in that variation 8. Nd6+ wins as well but hardly as beautiful or strong as 8. a8=Q. Lovely mate!


    Truely a powerful knight in this position.

  • #450

    With this puzzle H.Rinck won 1st Prise on Barcelona tourney - 1914 .

  • #451


                  A position from the game  Patens -Tilson - 1964

  • #452


    Almost immediately I recognized the position, I saw this a long time ago in tactics trainer. Then, I missed the correct continuation... maybe that is why I remember the solution now =)

  • #453

    What happens after 59...ka1 in the first puzzle?(post 8)

  • #454

    Shoopi, i didn't know this position was in tactics trainer - obviously there is already almost everything interesting there :)

    Snar, there was my mistake in the notation in post #8 , i corrected it , you can see it now, thanks for turning my attention on it :)

  • #455


                             Korchnoi about chess and hypnosis














             When humans are playing chess, it is very often complete hypnosis

    During the recent veterans’ tournament in Suzdal, Russia, 80-year-old Victor Korchnoi talked to Vladimir Barsky and Alexander Bykhovsky (see the photo above). The legendary player, never one to shy away from expressing his opinions in forceful terms, talked about the young generation and expressed the view that Magnus Carlsen achieves his success due to “hypnotic abilities”.  

    In the interview at ChessPro he says:

       In the new edition of my "Selected Games" I’ve added some things. For example, a game which I won in the 1974 match against Mecking. The key game of the whole match was the seventh. I could have lost it and then Mecking might have won the match. I’d been utterly outplayed!      

    Nevertheless, I managed to adjourn the game in an endgame a pawn down. He’s a serious player and had won two interzonal tournaments, and I was a pawn down; in general, I’d already written myself off… And what happened? I won that adjourned game! A pawn down, in the endgame! And I started to ask myself: how’s such a thing possible?

    Read more here : Korchnoi on Carlsen, Karjakin and Caruana | WhyChess


  • #456

    i love all of these puzzles! you rock! Tongue Out

  • #457

    nobody likes to be manipulated 

  • #458

    Ah, that's a fabulous one. Someone posted this here on the forums a while ago. I wrongly analysed 1. g6 Be5 2. Qxe5+ dxe5 3. g7, struggling to find a win.


    The solution is brilliant.

  • #459

    Seriously, does no one notice that in the first puzzle, white's first move is illegal?

  • #460
    nobody likes to be manipulated 

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