Chess Puzzles Quiz #9 – Endgame (Difficult)

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This is a collection of 5 difficult endgame chess puzzles. Can you go 5/5 by finding the correct solutions to all of them? If you like to solve the rubik’s cube, you might also like chess puzzles.

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  1. Jerry, I have a question: what happens in the fourth puzzle, if, after h6, Black plays Ne6+, followed by Nd8 and Nf7, to stop the pawn when it's on the h7 square?

  2. the last one …amazing position and amazing ending

  3. Puzzle 2: In response, white does NOT take knight, White moves King to a7, next black loses queen, white moves knight, and black gives check-mate!

  4. Hello Jerry I just want to ask what software did you use to record your on-screen activity?

    — golgo_13 of chesscube

  5. Damn it, thought i had 4 of them 🙁 nice vid 🙂

  6. hi, great video 😉
    just to ask, if i didn't missread:
    3rd problem: same ideas, but first Bd7 or Bf6, then black has to g4 to avoid mate, and then the pawns can break through with 2. c6 dxc6 3. d7.
    does this work, too??

  7. PUZZLE 2: Why can't white play pawn to c7? Threatening mate in 1, and if bxa6 then Qb8. Black is forced to take with bxc7 then Nxc7 check, and you have repetition to a draw?? Am I missing something?

  8. @PuFFeboy there is checkmate with the queen. Duh.

  9. @PuFFeboy
    Yes you are missing something. Black has a mate in one. Qa3.

  10. in the second puzzle, why not Queen takes d5 & discovered check with pawn c7, not much black could do in that situation I think, am I missing something? thanks in advance

  11. you should look the position correctly before to comment XD

  12. that doesn't lead to mate – after white king to c2, black knight takes b3. if white king takes knight on b3 that's stalemate. If white knight takes black knight on b3, black king to a4 and he's no longer boxed in 🙂

  13. When I saw puzzle 5 I was like:
    Not sure if trolling.

  14. in #1 why Ne8 doesnt work? he queens with check, the king is moved and we are 2 pices up. i think this is enough.

  15. what if the bishop doesn't take the knight in the second puzzle?

  16. A Rubik's cube is easier to solve than this puzzles.

  17. after the king moves the queen simple takes the knight and it will most likely be draw.

  18. In the second problem,After Nc7 Bxc7 and Qa6+,then black wins by not playing Bxa6?,but Kb8! is correct since Qb5+ Ka7 Qc5+ Ka8 and white has no more checks.Black is up two bishops and has a dangerous f – pawn

  19. On puzzle 2, why not move the pawn to c7? If bishop takes on c7, then knight takes on c7 giving check, then I can't figure it out if you can mate, but it's a possibility.

  20. On puzzle 5, after King to a2, then knight takes on b3 and then king takes on b3, not the knight. And then it's simple mate.

  21. On the first puzzle what if black doesn't capture bishop but instead moves his pawn to e5 to block?

  22. on the first one i think black can draw

  23. Nice puzzles. The fifth one is my favorite

  24. On the fourth puzzle, surely Kb7, NxF8 buys black enough moves to move Pf4 to f1+?

  25. The last puzzle has similarities to the self solving puzzles.

  26. 3:32 what happens if white plays Ka7? It won't be stalemate because the knight will be able to move.

  27. At 5:32, after h4, why can't black play Be8+, sacrificing the bishop?
    He still has to be careful (gxh4 allows Kf7!, followed by … Bxh4 (or Bh4), Kf6 … and Bg5#), but he can escape with Kg6!, after which white has no possible checks, and black has 4 passed pawns, one of which will promote and win for black.

  28. At 7:02, after dxe5 why not immediate recapture with Nxe5, followed by the deflection Nd7, Nxd7 (forced) followed by h7 and the pawn promotes?

  29. The last one is my favourite Jerry
    It's just awesome

  30. Hmmm…0/5. For this batch I don't really feel bad… 🙂

  31. Puzzle 1 I played nd4 first. If KxN, BxP, then if black promotes pawn, skewer with bishop; if black promotes pawn instead of taking N, then knight fork.

  32. There is a another variant in the first puzzle, after 1.bf6 e5…..

  33. In one of the puzzles, white is threatening mate with hxg5 or Bxg5. What does white play when Be6+ is played? So there is a mistake.

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