# 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. Reza Rayasa says:

1/5… haha only one

2. kingilla says:

Why not King takes pawn on A5 in puzzle #2?

3. Gildemar Brasileiro says:

OMG!!!

4. JonathonMcStrudel says:

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?

5. Ahmed Deghedy says:

the last one …amazing position and amazing ending

6. Paul Moz says:

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!

7. Leo Aldrin Caraig says:

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

— golgo_13 of chesscube

8. woolfgangmozrt20 says:

3/5 guess i still need more practice

9. David Warren says:

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

10. ChessNetwork says:

@johncenaa7 The ICC interface.

11. IIZarathustraII says:

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??

12. PuFFeboy says:

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?

13. Jonny19191 says:

@PuFFeboy there is checkmate with the queen. Duh.

14. LastSasquatch says:

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

15. john doe says:

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

16. atomisten says:

wow puzzle 3 was a beast

17. john doe says:

great point, thanks a lot =)

18. eduardo sanchez says:

you should look the position correctly before to comment XD

19. gingergiant89 says:

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 🙂

20. SLOW13J says:

how the hell did the rook get stuck in there..

21. Ancor3 says:

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

22. Amit Chessfan says:

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.

23. Rowell TV says:

nice one!!!!

24. idontwantaname -.- says:

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

25. Sub says:

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

26. Scottage Man says:

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

27. TheGaming100 says:

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

28. Anthony Antoniou says:

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.

29. Anthony Antoniou says:

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.

30. Racism IS a Disease says:

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

31. Racism IS a Disease says:

on the first one i think black can draw

32. Daniel Yong says:

stunningly beautiful! love all of them!

33. Rituraj Sohoni says:

Nice puzzles. The fifth one is my favorite

34. Henrik Osterberg says:

Pawn checkmates are beautiful

35. 4lpina says:

5:46, also Bc7 to f4 is also mate 🙂

36. ben rider says:

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

37. Peter Smythe says:

The last puzzle has similarities to the self solving puzzles.

38. ChristianP1999 says:

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

39. Erubiel Gonzalez says:

4:01 why did you not point out Ka7 after Nc7

40. John Norton says:

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.

41. John Norton says:

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?

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

43. Encounterpart says:

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

44. Rush Vortex says:

for puzzle 2 a good move could also be Nc5

45. Gonçalo Felício says:

yeee i managed to solve the second!!

46. Chris Hauser says:

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.

47. ElectronBombardment says:

4:16 what if Qxa5?

48. Willian Bueno says:

5 out of 5 yes

49. Kanat Sariev says:

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

50. Ramya Murthy says:

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.