Giese vs. Alexander Alekhine

Taken from a simul, Giese vs Alexander Alekhine, Moscow, 1905.

Black to move and mate in 4.

Roll over to see the solution: 1...Bh2+ 2.Kxh2 Qf4+ 3.Kg1 Qg3 4.Qg2 Qxg2#

FEN: 2k4r/ppp2p2/2b2B2/7p/6pP/2P1q1bP/PP3N2/R4QK1 b - - 0 1

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Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was a Russian-French chess Grandmaster, one of the greatest chess players of all time and World Chess Champion.

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6 Responses

  1. reza rabiei
    reza rabiei at

    if white change horse position 2…Qh1#
    and if white change Q position 2….qg2#
    otherwise 2….Bxhorse+ and then 3 …..Qh1#
    it means that mate is possible in 3

  2. pzkl
    pzkl at

    1. Qe3-f3 Bf6-e5
    2. Bg3xf2 Kg1-h2
    3. g4-g3 Be5xg3
    4. Qf3xg3

    1. AGB
      AGB at

      This won’t work as after
      2. Bg3xf2 Qxf2
      White is then winning

  3. henrique
    henrique at

    1. Qe3-f3

  4. Paul W
    Paul W at

    If Ne4, then Queen has no support to go to h1 because the Bishop is blocked by the Knight.
    The Queen won’t ever change position since Ne4 is the best move, so your point is moot.
    If your Bishop takes Knight, you trade Queens, so that doesn’t help. If you take the Knight with your Queen, you can check mate in 5 easily, but not 4.

  5. Sobu
    Sobu at

    1…Bh2+ 2.Kxh2 Qf4+ 3.Kg1 Qg3+ 4.Qg2 Qxg2#

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