One Of The Best Chess Puzzles Ever Composed

Vladimir Bron, Magyar Sakkvilág 1948
1st Prize
White is winning
This position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN) is: k1r4n/1Rp1PBPP/1PP5/P2p4/2P5/r5p1/6Pp/7K w – – 0 0


  1. I had it up to the knight promotion but then lost it, but the bishop idea hit as you approached it. For the puzzle at the end that was easy. I've seen something like it before.

    Rh8+ Kxh8
    Rh1+ Kg8
    Rh8+ Kxh8
    Qh1+ Kg8

  2. Rh8+!! Kh8 Rh1+ Kg8 Rh8+!! Kh8 Qh1+ Kg8 Qh7#

  3. Rh8+ k×h8 Rh1+ kg8 Rh8+ K×h8 Qh1+ kg8 Qh7#

  4. Rh8+ Kxh8 Rh1+ Kg8 Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh1+ Qh2 Qxh2+ Kg8 Qh7#. Double Rook Sacrifice. 👍👍

  5. This is why I love chess. One wrong move and boom… the tables have turned.

  6. Hi suren
    So simple
    1. Rh8 kxh8
    2. Rh1 kg8
    3. Rh8 kxh8
    4. Qh1 kg7
    5. Qh7#

  7. Again nice puzzle with forced moves but why should white accept the rook sacrifice? Queen A7 is mate instead of taking rook. Please correct me.

  8. Rh8+, king takes h8
    Rh1+, king goes to g8
    Rook sacrifices itself in h8 square with a check, Rh8+
    Kh8 is brutally forced.
    Now white queen joins the game from h1 square with a check, Qh1+
    King goes to g8, Kg8
    And now white queen jumps to h7 square, Qh7# Checkmate!
    Solved it in seconds, lol.

  9. The puzzle , I guess is the Damiano's mate with two took sacrifices on h8

  10. Interesting puzzle game, like it 👍👍👍👌👌👌☺️👌👌

  11. Why underpromotions? It doesn't matter if white captures the rook with queen or the bishop.

  12. Rxd7 to free queens path , then Rh8+ , after Kxh8 , Q h1 the Kg8 , #

  13. 1. Rh8+ Kxh8 2. Rh1+ Kg8 3. Rh8+ Kxh8 4. Qh1+ Qh2 5. Qxh2+ Kg8 6. Qh7#

  14. Anyone wants to play with me than pleas reply myy rating is 1822

  15. Fantastic ! White can lose with one single wrong move…… and this despite several passed pawns. And yes, the perpetual check for a draw is always hovering. Great puzzle !!!

  16. Thats so far the best chess puzzle ive seen,even if i didnt seen!awesome!

    Also solution for second puzzle is

  17. This might be my favorite puzzle of all time

  18. Black's stalemate tries near the end can be played in multiple move orders. For example, after white's 5.gxh8=B d4 6.Bxd4, instead of the suggested 6… Rb3, black could play 6… Rc3. (7.Bxc3 is stalemate). Play could then continue with 7.Be3 Rxe3 (or 7…Ra3) 8.e8=R Ra3 9.h8=B Rd3 10.Bh5 Rb3 11.Bg6 Rc3 and finally 12.Re1 ends black's stalemate tries.

  19. Weird problem, in that the moves for black are much harder to find than those for white.

  20. … was indeed difficult for me ! Thanks !

  21. Rook h1 to h8 check and king to takes h8 rook d4 to h1 check and rook h8 check and again king takes h8 and queen c1 to h1 check and queen h7 check mate

  22. The main puzzle is very good. The beginning was easy, but I missed the stalemate ideas. The second one is easy.

  23. I love it!!!!! Best freaking puzzle ever!!!!!!!!

  24. In move no 8 after Be3 why not black will play R×e3

  25. This is not a puzzle black could always have steal mat and steal mat is 60% win for black

  26. Do the chess engines get this puzzle right? I love the chess engines do puzzles videos the best.

  27. Rh8 kxh8. Rh1 kg8. Rh8 kxh8. Qh1 kg8. Qh7#

  28. Rh8+ Kxh8 Rh1+ Kg8 Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh1+ Kg8 Qh7#

  29. The answer of the first puzzel : Ra7+ kb8 ra8+ kxa8 b7+ ka7 bxa7= N+ ka6 gxh8= B d4 bxd4 rc3 if Bxc3 stalemate so on rc3 white cannot capture the rook so be3 on rxe3 e8=r if on be3 black plays ra3 again then h8= bishop and this is a winning position for white
    This puzzel was difficult for me but after 5 -10 minutes I found the answer.

  30. The answer of the second puzzel : rh8 + kxh8 rh1+ kg8 rh8+ kxh8 Qh1+ kg8 Qh7#

  31. Rh8+ KxR 2.Rh1+ Kg8 3. Rh8+ KxR 4.Qh1+Kg8 5.Qh7+ mate

  32. Puzzle:1.Rh8+ Kh8 2.Rh1+ Kg8 3.Rh8+ Kh8 4.Qh1+ Qh2 5.Qh2+ Kg8 6.Qh7#

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