Part of the beauty of chess is that no one can predict the level of greatness which the two participants might create in any given game. You may not have heard much about the chess game played between Kekhayov and Petrov in 1964 but the magnificent mating combination at the end is definitely noteworthy. ThisContinue reading “#Chess Position Worth Sharing 129”
As chess players, we should always be trying to make improvements in our technique. For example, the player playing white in the position below should be able use good technique to win easily. Good technique may be good enough to win this endgame but with perfect technique white can checkmate in just four moves! SoContinue reading “#Chess Position Worth Sharing 128”
White to move and mate in 4 (Milan Vidmar – Max Euwe, 1929).
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 (Erich Ernest Zepler, Ostrauer Zeitung, January 1928).
White to move and mate in 4! (Wolfgang Pauly, Schweizerische Schachzeitung, September 1920)
White to move and mate in 4 (Georges Legentil, Le Journal de Rouen, 1910).
White to move and mate in 4!
White to move and mate in 4 (Фомичёв, Евгений Васильевич & Феоктистов, Александр Фёдорович, Melnichenko MT 2009).
An exciting position from a recent blitz game. Black to move and mate in 4.