Milan Vidmar vs. Max Euwe

Spectacular end game between the Sloven Milan Vidmar and the Dutch Max Euwe. Milan, with white, will sacrifice a piece winning the game in two. This happened at Carlsbad tournament, 1929.  Try to find the solution to this puzzle.

Roll over to see the solution: 1. Qf8+ Kxf8 2. Rd8#

FEN: 6k1/5p2/1p5p/p4Np1/5q2/Q6P/PPr5/3R3K w - - 1 0

About the players

Max EuweMax Euwe (1901-1981) was a Mathematician, professor and chess Grandmaster, one considered to be among the 15 strongest players of his time.

3 articles on Max Euwe

Milan VidmarMilan Vidmar (1885-1962) was a Slovene electrical engineer, chess Grandmaster, chess theorist philosopher and writer. Awarded as chess Grandmaster in 1950.

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    Ayush Mishra at

    1. Qa3-f8+ Kg8xf8
    2. Rd1-d8#

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    Cliff Jacobs at

    Euwe happened to be a world champion as well. Strange omission on your part…

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    Blaze Ryush at

    1.Qa3xf8 + Kg8xf8

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