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  1. 6:35 Stockfish say now play black Re8, what?…Re8g4 Re1+(Same idea what is in video)7:03Now black play Rxc7 and Rh8+ mate ends. This is mate in 18.

  2. My guess before watching the video: King to a2. Black cannot move the pawn or the king. Black’s only move is to move the rook. Whatever Black does, White’s next move is Rook to h8 with check. Black again cannot move the king or the pawn and is in check, so Black’s only move is to block with the rook, and after that, white rook takes black rook is a win for White.

  3. someone explain to me why black rook cannot take white rook at 7:07? I dont think this is a win for white at all, seems like black takes rook, then forces stalemate at the least.

  4. The black rook can just take the white rook at some point. Black rook doesnt need to chase the king all the way around. What am i missing here? Black can just win by taking the white rool when there is the opportunity

  5. I have a puzzle idea:lowercase is blackUPPERCASE IS WHITEr . . . . . k .. . . . . p p p. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . Q . R . .. . . . R . . .. . . . . P P P. . . . . . . K .

  6. Zo simple yet so brilliant stalkfest was just like these pawns are in the way cant win with all these pawns

  7. Μουχαρέμ Ιντζέ says:


  8. I was thinking like you, was also distracted by the idea of how to get the black rook to d8 or c7 without the king being at c8 (stalemate), AND I thought (probably like you) that the only purpose of the white rook was to threaten h8, thereby enforcing black to check every move, and therefore I missed the idea that the white rook could checkmate not only on h8 but also on a3! So simple once you see the solution. 😆

  9. White:
    Pls try this prevent the checkmate

  10. I assume you're familiar with the following problem by Samuel Loyd: White: Kh1, Qc4, Nf8, f7. Black: Kh8, Ba1, g4, g7, h7. Mate in 3.If you don't know it, don't ever use a computer on it! You'll really miss out if you don't crack the nut yourself.I had a friend who had found in a newspaper, and he and his father had spent some time on it over Christmas, NOT finding the solution. My friend and I spent half an hour with no success. Back home I spent another half hour getting no closer. Then I tried a random move for each player, and that helped me crack it in another 10 minutes. My random moves weren't right, but they gave me the right idea.Later I showed it to a 2300+ player who did solve it, but it took him 40 minutes.All of this was shortly before I became a club player.Some years later I showed it to another 2300+ man. He didn't know the puzzle, but he immediately said, "I'll bet the Bishop's diagonal is too short!". And he immediately found the solution. He's probably one of the brightest guys I've met.

  11. I found the solution within a few minutes by only moving the pieces in my mind.
    My first thoughts were that it just looked impossible. But I understood that running up the board certainly wouldn't help, so I intuitively sacrificed the e- and c-pawns because I saw that it would at least give the king some ability to manoeuvre, but I still had no specific ideas. And like you I still didn't see the solution until after Rxg3. At that time, like you, I was still bewildered. But then after a minute, Eureka! I saw the idea.
    Of course If I'd been a strong player or an experienced problem solver, I should have understood the importance of the rook from the start, which ought to have brought me to the solution much quicker.

  12. omg im so proud of myself, i solved this before you even moved any pieces! woohoo

  13. if he wasn't in check from the start then it would be mate in 1

  14. Wouldn't blacks rook take white rook and intentionally let the king escape

  15. At the end, I noticed when the rook move some where on the same row, it will actually be stalemate

  16. I looked myself and you seemed to miss a few end moves like what if rook instead of checking takes pawn on c7, then white goes h8 check black then blocks c7 with rook white then takes and delivered the check on c8. How the puzzle was meant to finish

  17. Am I dumb or any pawn could just have taken the rook? And then easily win

  18. Can’t the white king kill the black rook since the rook has no protection

  19. хлебобулочное изделие says:

    W: pawn e3B: rook f8W: rook h4

  20. I feel like in this puzzle moving your king randomly over the board without an idea is counter-productive.I solved it by first noticing that moving king up to last rank doesn't achieve anything. It took me a few minutes to see that if rook were on a3 that would be a checkmate. After that it was fairly straightforward, what i needed to do with the pawns.I actually chuckled, when I found the solution, I think it's funny how king makes laps around the pawns.

  21. 5:00 at this point, move White king to A2, Black rook will check at A3, then use white rook to take black rook for checkmate

  22. I actually solved this one let's go. 2nd puzzle I have solved now. Or 3rd? Not sure but one of my first now

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  24. I thought if the zigzag pattern in my head, but I didn’t see the second part of the idea until I saw you do the first part, proud of myself for this one

  25. But what if black rock takes white rock?
    Ah. Ok. then white pawn becomes a queen and it is a checkmate.

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