86 Year Old Puzzle That Will Blow Your Mind

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Puzzle FEN:
8/8/8/7n/8/7N/3kp1K1/5n2 w – – 0 1

Puzzle Details:
Alexander Herbstmann and Leonid Kubbel, 1937

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122 Comments

  1. It is so cool to see our "good old" Nelson back, with a smile, with his puzzles and his enthusiasm. ๐ŸŽ‰

  2. ืจืคืืœ ืฉื•ื” says:

    ื›ืœ ื”ื›ื‘ื•ื“ ืื—ืจื™ ื”ืงืจื™ืฉ ื“ื ืœื—ื–ื•ืจ ืœื—ื™ื“ื•ืช ืžื“ื”ื™ืžื•ืช ืžืื•ื“ ื ื”ื ื™ืชื™!!

  3. My friends from the bar and the library are gonna love this

  4. 5:58 The triple knight stale mate trap. Ah yes, seen so, so many times ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Itโ€™s awesome to see that you seem to be doing better!

  6. so how would you get a third knight on a physical board, when there isn't an extra piece? What do you do?

  7. Nel. Any suggestions as to how avoid moronic moves?No joke! I get so frustrated making those moves all the time!๐Ÿ˜ก Especially in critical positions.๐Ÿฅด

  8. If white was smart enough to figure out all these combinations in a real game he wouldn't be losing in the first place.

  9. Whร t about a knight sacrifice that didn't come up as option to save the game

  10. I remember this add, but didn't know it was 18 hours long

  11. Should I move around or just get the blood clot?
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    And the answer is knight to f3 anyway!

  12. Finally… a draw. Not just the usual "white to play and win".

  13. Ever branch of this puzzle had such a cool stalemate

  14. What if just after the first move of white Ng1 black plays pawn and promots it to knight giving check

  15. Can you do common sacrifices? There is a lot of versions of h6 sacrifice. It would be useful if you do it.

  16. Nearly a century later, this still is considered one of the greatest endgame studies.

  17. Multiple awesome stalemate threats all in one game, ending with a picturesque stalemate finale. Cool puzzle.

  18. @2:14 There is a third way to check the white king โ€“ promote the pawn to a third knight. Can 3 knights checkmate?

  19. What would have happened if black had promoted to a knight instead of a queen at the start?

  20. I absolutely love this channel – Nelson's explanations are brilliant!

  21. This is totally amazing. It really shows how the ability to mentally visualise all possible options and outcomes determines your chance of success.
    A difficult skill honed with study and practise. Learnt a lot. Cheers Nelson.

  22. WOW!

    GREAT puzzle. Would love to see some retrograde puzzles.

  23. how is your health coming up buddy ? tell us that you are fine now and, that everything turned out to be great.

  24. I have won by mate many times with 2 horses vs 1 king. By pushing the king to one side and slowly to the corner ๐Ÿ˜€
    Ocf not vs a GM that know the best move every time but vs many Elo 1000 – 1500s ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. How are you sir I hope you are getting better

  26. Soo funny that on my first try I saw the winning idea just by looking at the thumbnail for about 5 seconds. Although I chose ng5 instead of ng1

  27. since when can you get a third knight when you only have two to start the game with

  28. over promote to another king then it's simply mate in 23.

  29. ะกะตั€ะณะตะน ะšะฐะบะพั‚ะบะธะฝ says:

    9:10 The best stalemate I've ever seen)

  30. The ending literally made me say WOW out loud

  31. What happens if you promote to a bishop? Is there a way to force a trade of knights, leaving black with knight + bishop?

  32. The h1 stalemate – boring, one of the three knights is redundant
    The h3 stalemate – awesome, all three knights contribute
    The g3 stalemate – made me edit this comment, awesome

  33. Wow, what an ingenious puzzle! It reminds us of just how mind-boggling chess can really be, even in the end game!

  34. Very nice ! Not too difficult to find overboard, since many non-losing moves are the only ones, but how was hard to put together this puzzle !

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