A Chess Problem From 1837!

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Puzzle 1 FEN:
7k/5p1p/5Kp1/1p1p4/p1p1p1N1/8/8/8 w – – 0 1

Puzzle 1 Details:
Carl Von Janisch, 1837

Puzzle 2 FEN:
8/5p1p/5p1p/5p1p/5p1p/5N2/5K2/7k w – – 0 1

Puzzle 2 Details:
Carl Von Janisch, 1837

Puzzle 3 FEN:
8/8/2N3p1/8/8/7p/5K2/7k w – – 0 1

Puzzle 3 Details:
Carl Von Janisch, 1837

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96 Comments

  1. I have that game how do you give Martin pieces

  2. proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

  3. proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

  4. proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

  5. proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

  6. proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

  7. proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

  8. proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

  9. proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

  10. I sat for an hour analyzing whether Nd4 works and it is so close. A cool line is g5 ne2 g4 kg3 h2 kf2 g3 ng3#. Only problem was on ne2 black will play Kh2 and there isn't a good response.

  11. bruh where is all are pieces and how is our king accros the entire board

  12. i was in the second position yesterday, this helped a lot

  13. Did ever checkmate like that happened in a real game?

  14. My brain hurts. Thank you, I think?

    May you and yours stay well and prosper. Very entertaining.
    Terry

  15. 5:03 i found Nf6, which also works, imo i think it looks cooler hopping ur knight away

  16. Video idea: i play against martin but i cant take any pieces

  17. I feel like the first one would have been so much cooler if the black pawn was on the F file. Then it would have checked the white king, and you block with a mate?? =)

  18. Same concept with 2N against a bare K vs 2N vs a K and a pawn. Sometimes, the 2Ns win vs the K+p

  19. That's amazing. So it would be better not to hoover up all black's pawns. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. AJ ๐Ÿ‘๏ธโ€๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ says:

    Nh6 locking the king and h pawn
    Then Kf7, Kf8 and Nf7# while black makes random pawn moves, even if he makes a queen he's not in time to stop mate

  21. I got all 3 puzzles! First time ever, yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Hereโ€™s a puzzle I found on the internet that is really cool in my opinion and even lichess stockfish has trouble recognizing on my end. [Variant "From Position"]
    [FEN "3B4/1r2p3/r2p1p2/bkp1P1p1/1p1P1PPp/p1P4P/PP2K3/3B4 w – – 0 1"]

    1. Ba4+ Kxa4 2. b3+ Kb5 3. c4+ Kc6 4. d5+ Kd7 5. e6+ Kxd8 6. f5 Ke8 7. Kd1 Kf8 8. Kc2 Kg8 9. Kd3 Rb8 10. Ke2 Rf8 11. Kf2 Rf7 12. Kg1 Rf8 13. Kh2 Rb8 14. Kg1 Rb5 15. Kf1 Bd8 16. Ke2 Ra8 17. Kd1 Rc8 18. Kc1 Rc7 19. Kc2 Rd7 20. Kd3 Bc7 21. Ke2 Ba5 22. Kf1 Bb6 23. Kg2 Ba7 24. Kh1 Bb8 25. Kh2 Rd8 26. Kg2 Bc7 27. Kf2 Rc8 28. Ke2 Rb6 29. Kd1 Rcb8 30. Ke1 Rc6 31. Ke2 Rb5 32. Kf3 Bb6 33. Kg2 Ra5 34. Kf1 Bc7 35. Ke2 Ra8 36. Kd1 Rc8 37. Kc2 Rd8 38. Kd3 Bb8 39. Ke4 Kg7 40. Kf3 Kh6 41. Kg2 Kg7 42. Kf2 Kh8 43. Ke2 Bc7 44. Ke1 Ba5 45. Kd1 Rd7 46. Ke2 Rb6 47. Kf2 Rb5 48. Kg1 Kg8 49. Kf2 Kh7 50. Ke1 Bb6 51. Kd1 Bc7 52. Kc2 Bd8 53. Kd2 Rdb7 54. Kd3 Rc7 55. Ke3 Rb8 56. Kd2

  23. I would probably try to settling for a draw and end up losing if I was playing as white

  24. Very instructive vid thank you. Most people with just a knight against 2 pawns would happily accept a draw if offered, so this is a good one to look out for. Nice one.

  25. In the second condition/game can we move the king for more than 5 steps ?? I heard somewhere that we cannot move the king for straight 5 moves

  26. Does this ever work with king and bishop?

  27. Feels good getting better at puzzles, i saw the entire sequence to the first one in 5 seconds

  28. KN vs KP is the fifth fundamental mating pattern. (The first four being KQ vs K, KR vs K, KBB vs K and KBN vs K.)

    I did find a forced sequence that ends with KNN vs K on the board however it's a queen sacrifice only one move earlier so it's not a fundamental mating pattern.

  29. Second position is impossible. The black pawn structure can never happens in real game

  30. I was able to get all of these and this is the first time I've ever been able to solve a puzzle Nelson put up on the channel๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  31. Isn't doing the same move over and over again creating a draw? Or the two players playing against each other have to make the same moves repetitively?

  32. Why are puzzles so easy and games so hard haha

  33. In case anyone wonders if this has happened in real games:

    None of the starting positions from the three puzzles have been reached, but while checkmates with K+N v. K+P are rare, they do happen. The most notable example from tournament chess is GM Nogueiras v. Gongora, at the 2001 Cuban Championship. After move 80, the situation on the board was 8/3N4/8/8/8/p7/k2K4/8 w – – 0 1, which is mate in 5 for white. The game ended shortly after, when black resigned in the position 8/8/8/8/8/p7/2K5/k1N5 b – – 0 1. That's the same position that ends the puzzles in the video (black is forced to play a2, followed by Nb3#).

  34. fun fact: in most rulesets, if black would run out of time it would be a draw by insufficient material.

  35. Itโ€™s a draw bc not enough material to checkmate

  36. Can black just waste their time and just draw the game by timeout vs insufficient material?

  37. I did solve all puzzles, but they were interesting.

  38. knighth6 King F7 kf8 checkmate with knight

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