Re: Chess Puzzle - Magnus Carlsen

I usually have a knack for solving mate in 2 chess problems, some of which can be very difficult.  I have a technique that I use to find the answer more quickly.  

This problem seemed pretty hard.  I kept looking at everything that didn't work.  

I got it in 6 minutes.  

When I first started solving composed puzzles, there were some that took me half an hour to figure out, but I got better at it with practice.  

Best wishes,

John Coffey

On Mar 26, 2023, at 6:10 PM, Albert wrote:

Just for fun. Magnus solved it in less than 2 minutes.

The Cruelest Mate


Interesting Chess Game #2

I tried making an aggressive sacrifice in the opening.

[Event "Columbus Chess Club"]
[Site "Lewelyn Center"]
[Date "Mar 2, 2023"]
[Round "3"]
[White "John Coffey"]
[Black "James Behmke"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. d3 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Nf3 Bg4 8.
Be2 Nc6 9. O-O Be7 10. Ng5 Bxe2 11. Qxe2 Bxg5 12. Qh5 O-O 13. Bxg5 Qd7 14. Bf6
gxf6 15. exf6 Kh8 16. Rf4 Rg8 17. Rh4

Interesting Chess Game

I decided to give up the exchange for some passed pawns. It might not
have been technically accurate at first, but it turned into a winning

[Event "Columbus Chess Club"]
[Site "Lewelyn Center"]
[Date "Mar 2, 2023"]
[Round "2"]
[White "James Behmke"]
[Black "John Coffey"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. f4 d5 4. Nf3 d4 5. Ne2 Nf6 6. d3 Nc6 7. Ng3 Be7 8. Be2
O-O 9. O-O Ng4 10. e5 f5 11. h3 Ne3 12. Bxe3 dxe3 13. c3 g5 14. fxg5 Bxg5 15.
Nxg5 Qxg5 16. Nh5 f4 17. Nf6+ Rxf6 18. exf6 Qxf6 19. Bh5 e5 20. Bg4 Bxg4 21.
Qxg4+ Kh8 22. g3 Rg8 23. Qf3 Qg6 24. Kh2 Qxg3+ 25. Qxg3 Rxg3 26. Rg1 Rf3 27.
Rgf1 e4 28. dxe4 Ne5 29. Rxf3 Nxf3+ 30. Kg2 Nh4+