# How to Solve Chess Puzzles #6

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

1. @curtisw0234 says:

got all three puzzles correct on the third puzzle i thought for a good minute trying to figure out which of 1.g3 or 1.Rf1 was incorrect then it hit me 1.Rf1 Kh2 2.g3 Kh3 was actually holding

2. @d0m4rm says:

Thanks a lot for another tactics video – these are very instructive! Got 2/3, missed the 1st one.

3. @WillToWinvlog says:

I'm liking the tactic vids, but the 3 minute thing not so much. Just take as much time as is reasonable.

4. @jorik0907 says:

In the second one, you'd still attavk the light squared bisshop until, with tempo, you can pin the dark squared one on b6

5. @jrmenard630 says:

the second one I managed to see the first two moves right away because you would skewer the bishop to f6, but the continuation check by black was awfully sneaky but I predicted the same follow up moves for the same light/dark reasons you did. I can be a pro like jerry!

6. @qKirbyp says:

I was with you on the last one Jerry, I was just as surprised as you.

7. @zhudabei says:

I find myself in excellent shape in the early morning. Solved all puzzles instantly.

8. @dhyanais says:

Excellent explanation. I enjoyed it so much.

9. @danielmanahan692 says:

These problems look way over rated compared to chesstempo

10. @maferreira1984 says:

Okay, I might get immediatly refused by the moves to come, but precisely at minute 08:13 — immediatly after Bf3 –, doesn't Rf1 come naturally? As to wherever that bishop on f2 goes, Rf6+ wins the other bishop. Let's get it rolling and see why it isn't so obvious.

11. @maferreira1984 says:

Ok, my immediate thoughts at minute 13:07 (first sight of problem 3):

1. … g3 (threatening mate on f1)
2. Qxg3 … Rf1+
3. Kh2 … Qxh5+
4. Qh3 … Qe5+
5. Qg3 … Rh1+ (and after KxR, QxQ)

Let's see.

First one. I didn't know what I would do if second rook moved to c8, so bishop counter attack seemed more natural.
Second one was easy.
Third one, I had no clue, so I was going with you.

13. @Ivanilos says:

Got the first and the last. The second one thought there was nothing more than a draw for white

14. @carlofiore5993 says:

I love this videos!

15. @oreo8118 says:

I only got the last one thinking pawn push. You deserve much more credit for getting that 2nd puzzle. That one was tough

16. @stefantomasic473 says:

You have no idea-

17. @rikin925 says:

In the 1. … Rf1+ 2. Kh2 g3+ line, it was easy to overlook white's response of 3. Kh3, which I used Stockfish DD to help me find :). At 32 half-moves depth, both lines of 3. … Rh1 and 3. … Qf2 are evaluated as 0.00 equal. The white king finds resource in the escape square g4 in those lines. Great puzzles, thanks for the videos, Jerry!

18. @DamonWakefield says:

Love it!

19. @Lapskaus. says:

I only got the last one.

20. @marfeddewrwz says:

You move the pawn and then you dont have to worry about "What happens if king takes pawn?" since you aready eliminated that possibility by forcing the Queen to take it.
By asking that question to yourself, you helped me to see the solution. I now better understand the importance of "having a good internal dialogue" :P.

21. @aseq2 says:

Third one was super easy. Actually, the other two weren't crazy hard either. A bit underwhelming of a performance by you, Jerry.

22. @alexandrmityaev says:

Kh3 looks like an escape without major problem for white in the last puzzle. g3 is better than.

23. @SneakCritical says:

I got 1 and 3. Need some endgame practice I think.

24. @AggieWolverine says:

I did pretty well. I got the first one in 4 mins and the third one in 5 mins. In the second one, I got the first move and some of the right ideas after about 6 mins, but I didn't see it all the way through and I probably would have failed on the king move (I thought Kd4).

25. @paulsonkoly963 says:

I don't think there is any difference between Rf1+ or g3. Both variations are only good for winning the queen for the rook against best counter play or mate otherwise.

Your calcs were all good, (with Rh1+ if king stays on h file, or for Kg4 Qxg2 – as after Qxe4 the king is forced to h file again, and Rh1 or Rf3) bit annoying that they don't accept both variations.

Btw. I saw the deflection on the queen which is why I continued with g3 to block the  check and finished off with Qb7+ Qg2 Rf2 winning the queen for the rook.

26. @TIMS3O says:

I got the second one quite quick but I failed the other two

27. @inferno350z says:

I think king can take pawn on your variation of the last one :P, i was on your side for quite a while though it's easy to look over.

28. @Zh_Kamenski says:

Jerry, on last one – the "silent" move is actually the only one winning
After 1… Rf1+
2. Kh2 g3+
and now you have the tricky
3. Kh3 – not taking the pawn at all
after 3 … Rh1+
4. Kg4
and now you are out of good moves

29. @MildThoughts22 says:

The endgame puzzle was not so hard. 1. Rg1 Bb7 2. Rb1 hits b7 and threatens Rb6 winning the dark squared bishop. 1… Ba8 2. Ra1 Bb7 (since Ra6 was a threat) 3. Rb1 wins just like before. 1…Bf3 2 Rf1 hitting f3 and threatening a double attack with Rf6+

30. @MildThoughts22 says:

final one is 1…g3 2. Qxg3 Rf1+ 3.Kh2 Qxh5+ 4.Qh3 Qe5+ (5.Qg3 Rh1+) 5.g3 Qb2+ 6.Qg2 Rf2 I guess

31. @lukasmiller8531 says:

Not jerry-like to overlook that pawn move…

32. @DampLover says:

hehe saw the last one directly 😛
the other ones tho, only saw Rg1 but then…xD

33. @obstfredi says:

surprisingly i got the last one after a few seconds. however i was had a struggle with the first two

34. @obstfredi says:

35. @Insomaniac22 says:

If you do Rf1 first after Kh2 and g3  king can go to h3 and if Rh1   Kg4 saves white from any more checks.

36. @ZoeTheCat says:

I enjoy your narrative Jerry.  The 'a-ha' moment is fun for all chess addicts.  The 3rd puzzle was a good example.  When I saw the pawn push, I just knew it was correct…although I wasn't fully sure why.  It is quite constrictive on K and it just feels good.  I think that's what good chess moves are all about 😉

37. @ATLracing says:

You should get the Play Magnus app and post a video of yourself playing Carlsen.

38. @Shylopaul says:

Taking that much time to mate and then enjoying it that much with commentary DEFLECTION. Interesting…

39. @gillywibble says:

40. @blondiebush6100 says:

rook to f4, then the pawn to g3 then rook to f1 for mate, right?

41. @pirate0bloodyskull says:

damn bro, you think very slowly.

42. @Gixeer75 says:

thanks﻿

43. @awaedin says:

the second one must be a composition

44. @tobiasmoodias4855 says:

Bishop D1 for the first one?

45. @GhostwritingWilly says:

Can't you checkmate for 3 because after pawn to g3 and queen takes, you have took check kh2 and rh1 and after king takes it qf1