BRILLIANT Chess Puzzle that Only a SELECT FEW Can Solve!

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In this video, GM Igor Smirnov shows you one of the most super-cool and brilliant chess puzzles ever! This puzzle is really difficult. Even the world champion Magnus Carlsen might not be able to solve it – if you ever meet him, ask him to try it out.

We can see that the white king is vulnerable on the h6-square and that the black king is somewhat exposed as well. Black has a huge material advantage as he is an exchange up and has two extra pawns. But, in a crazy position like this, the material advantage cannot be the most decisive factor.

Because there are so many hanging pieces and the kings are in danger, you know that you have to do something that is really forcing to stay in the game. And calculating a forced variation in such a position is a super difficult task. But, can you give a try?

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1. Noel Oco says:

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

2. ZywOoMeister says:

What if after Rg8 black plays Ng7? How do we continue than?

3. Helpless BG says:

What if after Rg8 black plays Ng7? How do we continue than?

4. creative person says:

Rg6 pawn captures qg,6#

5. Vimal Sajan says:

This is actually played in a game between two grandmasters.. so ofcourse Carleen can solve it

6. Pradhyuman Singh - 3216 says:

Winning move @3:35 is Rg6+ fxg6,Qxg6#

7. VICKEY says:

Thank u so much

8. Gerhard Kubik says:

Great game and puzzle. Who played it?

9. Kurt C says:

Good one

10. ogunronbi taiwo fisayo says:

Rg6# then the queen on b1 would penetrate easily

11. Nabhneel Das says:

3:18. If Rxd1 then we play Rg6+ then fxg6 forced but now Qxg6#. The answer of the puzzle if rook captured the knight.

12. Gabriel Knight says:

Heinnnnnnnnnnn!WOW-If i ever seen something like that.NEVER.Today,im glad to be a knightr

13. Filippo Casati says:

1:38 double attack on Nd1 and Na5, but White can save Nd1, because if Black took the other, he would lose his Rook [EDIT2 (very late) it was my mistake, because of …Rd6+ Black would gain one tempo; but the endgame would be Q vs R+N]

EDIT beautiful puzzle solution!

14. buddy hembrey says:

i have never seen this endgame puzzle its very amazing, i am not a grandmaster by any means, thank you for sharing

15. Dambar Tamang says:

This is just "wow"

16. Paul Furber says:

Question: what if the first move that white plays is Nxc6? How does black defend against Rh8#?

17. debarati saha says:

rg6 fxg6 qxg6

18. Chess-ish says:
19. Rolande Auten says:

Ah Igor, that was amazing!
I so loved the rampaging knight at the end there; it actually had me laughing out loud for several seconds! Gobbling up so many pieces in succession; Wonderful.
I mustn’t underrate the knight, as (unlike me!) he doesn’t think in straight lines; this can be powerful (plus of course only he can jump over pieces, only he can’t be blocked).
Thanks for sharing!

20. Rakesh Garg says:

What if black plays 2….Kd6 instead if 2…Kf6.

21. Non Available says:

One of weirdest puzzles of all times !!!

22. Andy Smith says:

What’s the rating on this puzzle I wonder

23. Vipinpandit chess puzzles says:
24. Mustapha Elbouanani says:

Amazing!

25. Sai Teja Inagaluru says:

Super

26. Srikanth Tupurani says:

This is really tough.

27. Sarah Scott says:

Will someone please tell me how this is not a winning combination: 1. Rh8+ Ke7 2. Rxd8 (Nxd8 or Rxd8) 3. Qf5 …

28. S.B De says:

Idea of Rg8 is Rg6+ and Qg6#

29. Asurge CC says:

I thought this puzzle was for mate but stockfish says to sac the queen and go for a rook knight vs queen knight endgame which is still wining but only +4, still a nice puzzle though

30. Kristine Liwanag says:

The video title should be how to be mikhail tal

31. Kritik Sharma says:

Rg6+

32. Poonam Dandal says:

Knight is very angry 😂