# How to Solve Chess Puzzles #16

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I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles.

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## 32 Comments

1. @Encounterpart says:

But what about the d3 pawn in the second one? Which I solved correctly would you believe it! 😛

2. Isaac H says:

Great Vid Jerry! Keep them coming!

3. ChessNetwork says:

Can you solve these 3 #chess  puzzles?

4. ienjoyapples says:

Sometimes these chess.com puzzles are silly. Chesstempo all the way.

5. Mark says:

I guess the second one wasn't wrong per se, but just slower. I guess the trainer is trying to get you to find the fastest route to victory, for dem blitz games.

6. hellwroughtangel says:

The line you were looking at on puzzle two is still winning, but it is a lot sharper. If you make a mistake you lose. So in time control the variation that was "correct" is a lot cleaner.

7. mrcain says:

on the second puzzle, what if the black king moves to b1 after being checked on the long diagonal?

8. Jeffrey Roberts says:

In the second puzzle the black king can go to h7 and promote on the next move to force you to trade your queen.

9. Greer Fried says:

Top 10 again!

10. haxerz101 says:

In the second one, white's pawn/queen would have been protected/supported if you used your variation.

11. radmagichat says:

First problem, I had no problem solving for some reason.. which is strange because on the chesstempo standard set I am struggling getting to 1700 and on the chess.com the highest I have been so far is 1498 and I have been on a sinking ship as of late going all the way down to 1430. I shouldn't be able to solve 2200 tactics with that in mind. Second problem I also saw the solution but thought I was gonna be wrong because when I paused the video.. I didn't even calculate a king move. Three for three today.. Wow today I am able to solve these really complex problems.. but ya know.. I am gonna log into chess.com.. hit the tactics trainer and I am sure I am gonna flop problems several hundred points weaker.. lol thanks for the video 🙂

12. Iron Hunny says:

In the second puzzle, I think white can just push their pawn ignoring your pawns advance if you move your king to e7 because they would get the queen earlier and be able to guard that spot.

13. PwnySlaystation01 says:

Can't the white king just block you out completely in the second puzzle? Are you missing something major or am I? I don't see how you'd be able to move your king to f8 since if e7 like you originally planned, white plays g7 preventing you from advancing. It's not possible to catch the pawn so it's a race. I think your way still wins if you didn't make any errors and kept a tempo, but it's a bit of a futile couple of moves.

14. ROFLFISH says:

Yeah Ke7 also wins but both sides get a Queen and you must know how to win the upcoming position, which for me looked at first glance like a draw.

15. MrKornKid says:

LOVE YOU JERRY!!!!

16. Matt Ng says:

Even if you got your king to g2 couldn't white just push his D pawn? Now your black king must protect two promotion threats .

17. BlackPawnMartyr chess says:

like it. good job jerry.

18. mangann. says:

What is your ELO rating, Jerry? I think you have about 2300 ELO, yes?

19. DhuumB says:

If the White King Goes to b1 in the 2nd puzzle, Black can simple Play Qf6, if White promotes Qf7 will be mate and if White Plays anything Else, Qf7 Kh1 Qf8 will be the end of the Game…

20. Blader Henry says:

in the last puzzle i would point out that after Ke8 Qg8+, Kd7 the correct move is not Bh3 (which allows Re6) but Ne5 mate.

21. dumpinthecar says:

For puzzle #2, even if you got your king to f8, i would think that white would proceed to trapping your king into the corner and start advancing with the pawn on the d file

22. David H says:

Hey Jerry I checked your solution to the second puzzle with a engine and it's definitely winning! Thanks for the video

23. chessdude67 says:

Jerry,  this was great for me to see how much thought you put into these tactics. I worry about the time control too much. Maybe I can turn off the clock on Chess.com? Thank you for your videos.

Thumbs way up.

Tim 

24. ian rush says:

the second puzzle , gerry's method would be very cumbersome as d pawn push complicates it alot

25. Alex Kritskiy says:

loving that new super fancy "rating appreciated" animation

26. Daniel Manahan says:

The second puzzle should be an alternate, why does chess.com fail you?

I like chesstempo better for that reason, you don't lose rating points when you are clearly winning and a clear alternate.

27. SillyPutty says:

In puzzle 2, Jerry's solution doesn't work because of white's d-pawn. Here's the winning line for white:

1) … fxg6
2) Kxg6 Ke7
3) h5 Kf8
4) h6 Kg8
5) h7+ Kh8
6) d4 a4
7) d5 b3
8) d6 b2 (or bxa2)
9) d7 b1=Q (or a1=Q)
10) d8=Q++

28. kortyxx says:

in 2nd puzzle Ke7 is wrong because of h5 Kf8 h6 Kg8 h7+ Kh8 d4 a4 d5 b3 d6 bxa2 d7 a1Q d1R#

29. Utlanng Rammen says:

2nd puzzle: King to e7 move would lead to a draw! Black would promote his queen, but White's d pawn would have advanced to d7 and his king just in time to defend it. No matter how the black queen would check trying to fork the king and pawn, there would be no way to take it without sacrifice therefore that would be a draw.

30. Arthur Mellinger says:

2…Ke7 looks like a draw after 3.Kg7 a4 4.h5 b3 5.axb3 a3 6.h6 a2 7.h7 a1=Q+ 8.Kg8 Qg1+ 9.Kf8 and Black will never be able to get the tempo they need to make their king come closer.

31. Hemanth Tokala says:

1st puzzle
After white g5 black could respond with e5 with great counter play. Please comment.

32. jproxursoxoff says:

In the second puzzle King E7 is wrong for a reason. I can't believe no one sees it.