Black to play & checkmate in 2
Play - game played on ChessWorld
How quickly can you solve these checkmate in 1 puzzles ?
Karl Fabel was a German chess composer. Fabel received a doctorate in chemistry and worked as a mathematician and civil judge at the federal office of brands and patents in Munich, of which he was also president. He is considered one of the most ingenious chess composers & composed around 1250 problems of all varieties.
👍 This is one of his most famous puzzles - solution in the next post
A friend of mine once played an outdoor game in a public park with a fellow chess mate. Onlookers were especially intrigued with White’s attacking game. What many didn’t realise was that both players had memorised one of the most amazing sacrificial games ever played – the Immortal Game of 1851 with White checkmating on the 23rd move. The two pranksters could only smile to themselves when they finished, shook hands and walked away to appreciative applause.
👍 Video - the Immortal Game (7:40 min)
- interesting what Mato Jelic says at the beginning about white & black pieces
👍 Video - a blitz game in the park (excerpt - 0:36 min)
* Adolf Andersen - find the moves:
Your pieces are stronger when they stand on open lines.
White has a lead in development but the lines of his queen, rooks and bishop are blocked either by his own d-pawn or Black's e6-pawn.
Lines become open when pawns are exchanged, so ... White plays d5
Open lines lead to mate. White's rooks power down the centre while the bishop supports at long range.
🙂 Video: Attacking miniature game (3:13 min)