# This Puzzle Just Blew My Mind – Insane Chess Problem

Puzzle FEN: 3nk3/p2R4/3P1Kp1/8/5p2/3bp3/3p4/8 w – – 0 1
Puzzle Details: B. Milosheski and Z. Mikhailowski (Macedonia)

The chess set behind me:
The Pieces:
The Board:

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It was fascinating, but I did not see it beyond the first two obvious moves, nor could I have made all the correct moves.

2. @MuthuKumar-md8cy says:

I have a question. Instead of black promoting the pawn to a queen, what would happen if it moved the bishop to C4? White sacrifices the rook in the next move with check, black king has to capture the rook. Then white promotes the pawn to queen with check, now black will be able to block the check with bishop at G8 square, isn't it?

3. @iwshamrock4908 says:

Complete novice, what a scenario. Thx.

4. @CallMeSancak says:

Imagine calculating this in a 2000 elo bullet match π

5. @josephvitte4941 says:

Wow.

6. @V-CONTACT-jv4fj says:

Chess is more complex and deeper and my mind π

7. @Ghost-pr4fq says:

When I was playing chess against somebody. The white seems to be winning, but he at the end made a mistake, which lead me ''15 moves'' to checkmate him

8. @danletter9357 says:

King to E7 as first move of puzzle is mateβ¦.am I wrong?

9. @anthonyng3014 says:

This is when as black you just want to end your chess career.

Why not king g7 (black will most likely push pawn and promote) then rook e 7 checkmate

11. @evelynedemeulenaere4387 says:

Rook a7 is indeed good because then you do d7 and then your in a winning position

12. @fontane007 says:

Wow imagine having this in a game

13. @venkateshas1381 says:

Mind boggling moves !

14. @virt1one says:

queen on open board with exposed king can often let a skilled player maintain tempo long enough to force a mate

15. @3RAN7ON says:

ABC: always be checking!

16. @jamesmorphe8003 says:

Q to g7.

17. @johngalt5205 says:

8:45 Call me stupid, but what happens if the black queen moves 1 tile to the left? 9:26 black queen between the 2 kings?

18. @dannyosolo2752 says:

Truly thrilling and Mesmerising

19. @UberOcelot says:

I think I learned more about end game positioning in this one video than all the other resources I've seen. Of course there are endgames with no queens and just knights and pawns. But it's these sort repeated check opportunities that demonstrate how you can hang on without feeling compelled to resign.