2 Sea Monster Chess Puzzles

Puzzle 1 FEN:
8/p4p2/1p3P2/k6P/1p6/1p6/1P6/1K6 w – – 0 1

Puzzle 1 Details:
Reti Richard, 2001

Puzzle 2 FEN:
8/8/2P5/1Pr5/8/8/N7/k2K4 w – – 0 1

Puzzle 2 Details:
Liburkin, 1931

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211 Comments

  1. can i get a link to this chess puzzle?

  2. Is the 1000-1500 class any good for 500-600 players?

  3. Nice problems. The first one reminds me of an old problem involving multiple (4 or 5) knight promotions. By the time you promote to a knight for the second time, the rest will be easy. Interesting.

  4. I smiled when I saw the second puzzle transpose into the Saavedra position, beautiful.

  5. In the first puzzle, an important variation wasn't mentioned:
    1.h6 Ka4
    2.h7 a5 (it's more precise to play this first and keep b5 open for now)
    Now if 3.h8=Q b5 is the same draw as shown, and if white makes a knight, black can try to give up on the stalemate idea and bring the king back:
    3.h8=N Kb5!
    And now white's win is difficult, but he still can win after:
    4.Nxf7 Kc6
    5.Ne5+ Kd6
    6.Kc1! (believe it or not, this is the only winning move, 6.f7 Ke7 is a draw) and now 6…a4 7.Nc6! or 6…Ke6 7.f7 Kf7 8.Nd7! Kxf7 9.Nxb6

  6. 10:12 it defends the rook its the knight ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿด

  7. What if … in first puzzle after h8 =-Khight blacks do a6?

  8. If you got a night instead of the queen, it would be checkmate in just two moves it looks like.

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