The Mayor’s Chess Puzzles – Episode 17

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Puzzle 1 FEN:
1K6/7p/3k3p/6P1/1P6/p7/PP6/8 w – – 0 1

Puzzle 1 Details:
Sergiy Didukh and Siegried Hornecker, 2010

Puzzle 2 FEN:
4K1k1/2p2R1p/5P1P/p6P/1qN5/5p2/6P1/8 w – – 0 1

Puzzle 2 Details:
IIham Aliev, 2010

Timestamps
0:00 – Story
0:48 – Chess Puzzle 1
8:40 – Chess Puzzle 2
15:04 – More Story

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89 Comments

  1. 11:01 why doesn't the pawn go f8 (promote to a queen) forcing the queen to take. Then taking the queen with the white king then moving the rook to g8.

  2. "the judge had charged Bobby with murder, but if he solved the chess puzzle, he could double it and give it to the next person"

  3. If people are wondering why he didn't take on g2 at 11:48, it was because Ne5 makes it forced mate in one

  4. 3:20 the puzzle was white to play and draw so you did actually solve it for yourself there

  5. YAY! Missed you Bobby.

    Would love to see them solve British GCHQ chess puzzles where you have to build 9 mate-in-one puzzles!

    Truly my favourite puzzle – managed to completely solve it too.

  6. I’m starting to wonder why Bobby would want to leave this island, he could literally be King of this island.

  7. yey i watched a vid that was uploaded less than 1hr

  8. second puzzle was actually pretty easy and I am 1570 lichess

  9. "There is no en passant with the king"
    -Chess Vibes 2023

  10. I think a good plot to this story is to make Bobby lose a game or fail a puzzle and miraculously save himself out of the situation, similar to what happened with Bobby Fischer vs Boris Spassky for the world championship where Bobby had lost the first two games.

  11. great episode, that last checkmate was so nice!

  12. I spitted my breakfast when I saw the man in the thumbnail. Damn, Nelsi!

  13. The second puzzle is so cool. Imagine getting mate with a pawn!

  14. Imagine Building A City Just To Make The Currency Solving Chess Puzzles

  15. I hope Bobby doesn’t forget about his fwends

  16. 3:05 Actually, white doesn't need to move the king because white wins the pawn race and skewers black's pawn through the king, making it a queen and pawn endgame in white's favour.

  17. Second one was pretty easy because whenever i see a rook in any puzzle now i just SACRIFICE THE ROOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKK

  18. I think there will be some more strong gms in the elimination round like tal , botvinnik etc
    It would be pretty cool and interesting

  19. 3:16 The objective was to get a draw, so it's actually a correct answer

  20. I finally solved a puzzle in this series! It was the second one

  21. This is the most impressive chess puzzle that I have ever seen in my life!

  22. i wonder what the prize is if bobby wins the compiticion

  23. Does anyone know how to copy the FEN from the YouTube app? On my iPhone, the text cannot be highlighted or copied.

  24. ᚱᚨᛒᚨᚾ ᛞᛖᚱ ᛒᛚᚨᛃᚺᚺᛖ says:

    Ngl, þe mayor is hella þick!

  25. Chess Vibes, I have a question. How many people made it through the elimination round?

  26. Imagine bobby was like "wait can i double the puzzles and give it to the next person "

  27. 3:20 bruh that's the point it's a draw you solved it cause white draws 💀

  28. at 6:31, after pawn takes a3, wouldn't h5 instead of g5 be winning for black? why do you need to specifically pawn race with the g pawn instead of the h pawn as black?

  29. Proud of myself
    Solved both of them in less than 5 minutes 🎉

  30. Brain-bending endgame precision in that first puzzle! Yikes!

  31. At 11:02, if we make a queen with check, isn’t the game over? He can only capture with the queen, then we take with the king and next move is rook to g8 check mate

  32. Would've been nice to know how many others past

  33. will bobby face Steinitz, Lasker, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Tal, Smyslov, Petrosian, Spasky, Karpov, Kasparov

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