Hanging helpers

by Oliver Reeh
9/11/2020 – In the diagram position, the black queen on e3 and the black knight on g4 need the help of the 'heavy guys' to hunt down the white king who is living on the edge at h3. One key move and two mate lines - enjoy!

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88 times, IM Oliver Reeh leads you step by step through the most brillant game conclusions of the world champions - in interactive Fritztrainer format, enabling you to enter the winning moves yourself.


Laterally speaking

Yours truly has a hunch where you would love to place Black's queen in the diagram - the question is how to get it there ...


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ChessBase Magazine #197

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ChessBase Magazine Extra #196

Oliver Reeh is an International Master, lives in Hamburg, and plays for the "Hamburger Schachklub" in the "Bundesliga". He is a long-time member of the ChessBase team, and regularly entertains and educates readers with his tactic column in the ChessBase Magazine. He is also co-author of the popular DVDs on Bobby Fischer, Mihhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raul Capablanca appearing in the ChessBase Master Class Series.
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Michael Jones Michael Jones 9/13/2020 11:25
Difficult to blame anyone for failing to find that over the board... but she'd have gone down in history if she had!
Frits Fritschy Frits Fritschy 9/12/2020 10:46
Strange. On my tablet, the online engine doesn't find the solution. After playing Re5, it takes 75s to find white is losing (although by playing postponing moves like Qe8+). But after playing dxe5, it has again 'lost' the solution! (After two minutes, it thinks it's a draw by Nf2-g4-f2.) Only after playing Nf2+, it sees (within 2s) it's a forced mate.
royce campbell royce campbell 9/12/2020 02:54
Oliver: There might be a problem with the player. Im seeing code, repeated text, the German version, and the player doesnt respond if you make the correct move. Keep up the good work. I appreciate your columns!
Frits Fritschy Frits Fritschy 9/11/2020 02:07
What if she had found it... The game might have been called the Unrated Immortal.
PhishMaster PhishMaster 9/11/2020 01:14
That is one beautiful combination.