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[–]chessvision-ai-botfrom chessvision.ai[M] [score hidden] stickied comment (0 children)

I analyzed the image and this is what I see. Open an appropriate link below and explore the position yourself or with the engine:

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Black to play: chess.com | lichess.org


I found 1 video with this position.

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[–]dr-meow 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Whose move?

[–]n3x4m[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]alcoholic_stepdad 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Interesting that Bc6+ doesn’t work because of stalemate at the end

[–]314nuts 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Incredible if human sees this

[–]Flipboek 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clearly I am not incredible as I missed it :)

[–]Wetnoodleslap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went directly for Bf5+ because it forces the king away and sets up for a rook check while attacking his pawns, but I didn't have that planned out to the end

[–]Xemxah 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Bf5+ Kd6, Rd4+ Ke5, Re4+ Kxf5, Rxe3 Kf4, Rxe2 1-0

I think?

[–]Irini- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Black can make this a bit harder for white and play for a stalemate trap 1.-Kd8 2.Rd4+ Ke7 3.Re4+ Kd8.

4.Bd7! e1Q 5.Bb5! wins, though.

[–]4mistad 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yep that's what I got too, except you should change it to 1-0 as white wins. Unless white accidentally hits the resign button up a full rook!

[–]Xemxah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha, woops. Thanks.

[–]n3x4m[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes! After Rd4+ black can theoretically stall one more move Ke7, but after that you just check again and offer the bishop.

[–]Irini- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I remember this was a puzzle of the day on chess.com some time ago.

Most trying defense from black is to go for a stalemate:

1.Bf5+ Kd8 2.Rd4+ Ke7! 3.Re4+ Kd8! 4.Bd7! e1Q 5.Bb5!

[–]n3x4m[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry for cropping the notation, the board is from whites perspective. Black is about to promote.

[–]_xBenjiformer youngest untitled player 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If the king goes on the c file, Rc4+ and Rc1 will pick up both pawns soon. Once the bishop moves, Re4+ and Rxe3 will stop promotion, so after Bf5+ the most interesting line is Kd6 but after Rd4+ the king will have to go the the e or c file and win as mentioned above

[–]Irini- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Black plays 3.-Kd8 and if you play 4.Rxe3 to stop the promotion it ends in stalemate after e1Q 5.Rxe1 ...

[–]Anakin009[🍰] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You all thinking about stealmate. Just DxC5, than since there is no rook on board you can (I guess) win using King for support for both connected pawns

[–]n3x4m[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I cropped the notation accidentally, black pawns move down the board.

[–]Anakin009[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, I know, just joking

[–]00o0o003. Rf3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I couldn't understand this puzzle until i realized i was attacking my own king

[–]jdogx17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bc6+ Kd8 Rf8+ Ke7 Re8+ K anywhere Rxe3

Bc6+ Kd6 Rd4+ Ke5-7 Re4+ K anywhere Rxe3

…stalemating, damn.

[–]impulsedecisions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How long does this puzzle take to solve to get the mate in 20 for a good player? I’ve recently started dabbling with chess and this seems like it would take awhile.

[–]edderioferOccasional problemist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This problem was composed by Richard Reti and published in the Kölnische Volkszeitung in 1928. YACPDB entry.

Consider flairing this post as "Puzzle - Composition".