The Horse’s Chess Puzzle – Episode 5

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Puzzle FEN:
5bb1/2K4k/8/6P1/1BB5/8/8/8 w – – 0 1

Puzzle Details:
Martin van Essen, 2004

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98 Comments

  1. Weren't you supposed to add a skip to skip the lore in the first segment? I love it but im just wondering

  2. The guy on the horse be like: "look at my horse, my horse is amazing…" ๐ŸŽต

  3. i love the concept of a horse that absolutely refuses to go anywhere until a chess puzzle is solved. "yah! yah…. ok fine, c3 Ba5 b4 and the bishop is trapped"

  4. Next episode:
    Bobby Fischer – man gives move suggestions for Ding Li Ren and Ian Nepomniachtchi

  5. The question should rather be: HOW IN THE FRICK did we end up in a Position were both Bishops stare each other at the same time not blundering one of them xD

  6. After Be2, black can move his White bishop to Bf7.
    If we capture with our pawn, he capture with his king. If we move our pawn to g7, his king move to g8. And from there, what we can do ? I donโ€™t see any move who isnโ€™t ร  draw end game

  7. Actually got most of this one before the first move was shown. Well, at least till Kd7 which is kind of a logical move as the king's the only piece not doing anything. For a moment I thought the key move was Bh8!? to keep protecting the pawn from the front but that doesn't cut it. The criss-crossing bishops makes sense in hindsight. Four bishops and one pawn leads to a position like this, the game keeps amazing me every day.

  8. My horse is also a special horse. It travels in a W shape because it never takes Ls.

  9. Where did you find that map by the way? Did you draw it yourself or use an AI engine or something? The art is really nice.

  10. Seems kinda cruel to be riding a horse that can understand chess

  11. Why's would a horse not have a knight themed puzzle. Smh. Jk fun series

  12. ุตููˆุฉ ุนู„ูŠ ุงู„ุนุซู…ุงู† says:

    i found it๐Ÿ˜œ

  13. I'm not very good at endgame puzzles, it really felt like a draw to me.

  14. 4:50 what if you go f7 with the bishop so the jing has to take then take the black bishop and the king has to take the black bishop ir go in front of the pawn.If it takes then simply you get a queen and win and if it goes in front of the pawn then you bring your king and win

  15. This one was kind of a disappointingly easy one.

  16. This series is like a bedtime story for chess prodigies ๐Ÿ˜‚

  17. Love the story Iโ€™m so invested ๐Ÿ˜‚

  18. I dreamed of you beating a 3300 rated 10 year old :/

  19. Man the people in this universe really like chess.

  20. Delightfully silly, I don't know why the setting adds so much, but somehow it does.

  21. I really like the bits of story added to these puzzles. It really makes me look forward to them.

  22. First they were looking so hard but now im improved thank you

  23. That's a pretty strange horse. All my cat does is flop down in the middle of the board and disrupt the pieces… I guess it's better than the legendary pigeon "playing chess" though…

  24. Love this series! Let's expore that map! (Bonus points if you can make the puzzle somehow match the location! Should be fun with Crystal caves!)

  25. When he asked to see if we can figure out why Be2 is the winning move, I found out the reason and it was really fascinating to see that White found a checkmate without a pawn promotion.

  26. This is 13 moves mate puzzle. Black King is a4 squares but checkmate to h8 squares.

    White
    Nd1
    Nc1
    Nc2
    Na3
    Nf3
    Ng4
    Ne5
    Nh8
    Kb1

    Black
    Nb2
    Nb3
    Nb4
    Bb5
    Ba8
    Nb7
    Rc7
    Rg8
    Bg7
    Bh7
    Nh3
    Ka4
    b6, d7, e7, f7, e6, g6

  27. You can win the game in a much easier way. If you take the bishop on g8, the king has to take it or else we take the other bishop and win. Then, we take the other bishop, and if the king doesn't take it, then we move the bishop to h6 to protect the pawn and we win. After the black king takes, we can move our king to d6, e5, and then f4 to reach our pawn before the black king takes it. After that, we can easily get a queen and win the game.

  28. it must be very difficult for the fishermen to continue their journey now, as their newly acquired steed can only travel in L shapes

  29. ะšะฐะบ ะฝะฐะทั‹ะฒะฐะตั‚ัั ั€ะพะปะธะบ?

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