First I’d like to remind you of the open enrolment to our course “Calculate Till Mate”, where you will learn the art of calculation and how to find different tactical motifs in your chess games. You can enrol to the course only till Sunday, 11 July, and get the following huge special bonuses:
What Benefits Do You Get?
1. Best Offers: You can get a huge 30% discount on the course, saving about a huge $45 USD. Simply use the coupon “ctm30” – if you don’t know how to use a coupon, please see here.
2. Free Course: Best of all, you will get my course “7 Keys to Victory”, worth $109 USD, for FREE if you register to the course during this time.
3. My Personal Support: You will also get my personal support – in case you have any questions while studying the course, you can ask them, and I’ll be helping you.
4. Shared Learning: You will also have the opportunity to collaborate and learn along with the other RCA students who have enrolled to the course – we will be adding you to a Facebook group.
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Today I have for you one of the super-cool and brilliant chess puzzles ever! This puzzle is really difficult. I’m not sure even if the world champion Magnus Carlsen would be able to solve it – if you ever meet him, ask him to try it out. 😊
White to play
We can see that the white king is vulnerable on the h6-square and that the black king is somewhat exposed as well. Black has a huge material advantage as he is an exchange up and has two extra pawns. But, in a crazy position like this, the material advantage cannot be the most decisive factor.
Because there are so many hanging pieces and the kings are in danger, you know that you have to do something that is really forcing to stay in the game.
And calculating a forced variation in such a position is a super difficult task. But, can you give a try? After calculating all possible variations, watch the video below:
You can find the PGN of this puzzle below:
Tactics & Calculation