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mightytiny 123 ( +1 | -1 )
Insanely difficult, very neat chess puzzle Thought I'd share this one with you - I found it on the chessbase site a while ago, and think that it's the most difficult chess puzzle I've encountered, while also being the one with the most entertaining solution.

Here's the position:

White to move. And yes, white is supposed to win that game. :)

Feel free to use a computer if - and when - you fail to solve it. The computer most probably can't solve it either. (I tried it with chessmaster9000 - CM couldn't find the mate... I don't remember how long I gave it, but I think it was at least an hour before I stopped it. Hmm... I've updated my computer since, and have the CM tenth edition - maybe I'll let it have a crack at it...)

And finally, when you and your computer have given up, go to to read the solution.

Apparently this was introduced to a group of top GM's during a tournament in Brussels in 1987, who analyzed it together without succes untill Tal finally went for a walk in a park, and worked it out during the walk, and came back with the solution.

Have fun! :)
mightytiny 15 ( +1 | -1 )
About the link... For some reason, the first link appears to not work when you click on it - so please copy-paste it to your browser's address bar instead.
alberlie 6 ( +1 | -1 )
or... just klick on it and erase the <wbr> part of the url! The problem sure is fun!!
mightytiny 29 ( +1 | -1 )
One more thing... When looking through the solution, you can easily follow the moves here:

There are two boards on the page, the problem (with the solution) is on the second one.
chrisp 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Excellent That's a quality puzzle - I don't think many people would figure it out without at least a few hints along the way!!

Once the plan of action is known, it becomes a lot easier, but overall a fiendish puzzle

thecatcool120 2 ( +1 | -1 )
That is a good one :) lol