Posts Tagged ‘beautiful chess’

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 47

November 8, 2019

White to move and mate in 4 (Milan Vidmar – Max Euwe, 1929).

White to move and mate in 4 (Milan Vidmar – Max Euwe, 1929).

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 113

November 4, 2019

White to move and mate in 3.

White to move and mate in 3.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 43

April 4, 2019

Today I share a beautiful endgame study/mate-in-4 that I have come across in a couple of books. Carel Christiaan Wilhelm Mann has placed black in zugzwang (1…f5 2.Qh4# or 1…Kf5 2.Qd5#) but has white to move. The resulting solution is sure to entertain!

White to move and mate in 4 (Carel Christiaan Wilhem Mann, De Amsterdammer, 1/8/1893)

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 41

March 29, 2019

White to move and mate in three (Samuel Loyd, 1863).

White to move and mate in three (Samuel Loyd, 1863).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 39

March 15, 2019

White to move and mate in 4 (Georges Legentil, Le Journal de Rouen, 1910).

White to move and mate in 4 (Georges Legentil, Le Journal de Rouen, 1910).

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 104

August 9, 2018

White to move and mate in 2 (Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen, 1953).

White to move and mate in 2 (Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen, 1953).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 33

August 5, 2018

White to move and mate in 3 (by Andre Chéron, Hamburgischer Correspondent 1930).

White to move and mate in 3 (by Andre Chéron, Hamburgischer Correspondent 1930).

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Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 21

June 13, 2018

White to move and mate in 3 (C.S. Kipping, Manchester City News, 1911).

White to move and mate in 3 (C.S. Kipping, Manchester City News, 1911).

My Favorite #Chess Games: The Peruvian Immortal

June 10, 2018

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“In 13 moves, Canal sacrifices both Rooks and his Queen—and then mates on his 14th move! … A man might play a million games of chess and never duplicate Canal’s feat.”- Irving Chernev

 

Esteban-Canal

Esteban Canal at the Chessboard in 1936

[Event “** Simultaneous”]

[Site “Budapest HUN”]

[Date “1934.??.??”]

[Round “?”]

[White “Esteban Canal”]

[WhiteElo “?”]

[Black “NN”]

[BlackElo “?”]

[Result “1-0”]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Bf4 e6 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Bb4

9.Be2 Nd7 10.a3 O-O-O {??} 11.axb4 {!!} Qxa1+ 12.Kd2 {!} Qxh1 13.Qxc6+ {!} bxc6 14.Ba6#

1-0

Betcha Can’t Solve This Chess Puzzle 19

June 9, 2018

White to move and win.

White to move and win.


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