Monterinas vs. Max Euwe

Chess puzzle from a simul, Monterinas vs Max Euwe, Amsterdam, 1927.

Black to move and win in 2.

Roll over to see the solution: 1... Be3+ 2. Qxe3 Qg4#

FEN: 7r/p3ppk1/3p4/2p1P1Kp/2Pb4/3P1QPq/PP5P/R6R b - - 0 1

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.

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14 Responses

  1. seenu
    seenu at

    be3+
    qxe3
    qh4+

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  2. Amith sharma
    Amith sharma at

    bd4-e3
    qh3-g4

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  3. Jfjff
    Jfjff at

    White can escape. Instead of taking the bishop, the White Queen should go to f4, next to the King

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    1. Conor
      Conor at

      Even then the blk queen makes same move. game over

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    2. Zahed
      Zahed at

      Then black wouldnplay c2 to c4 and black checkmate after some moves

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  4. tushar agrawal
    tushar agrawal at

    1. Rd6xg6 f7xg6
    2. Qd3xg6 Kg8-h8
    3. Re3-e7 Qc7-h2
    4. Kg1xh2 Rf8xf2
    5. Kh2-g3 Rf2-f3
    6. Kg3xf3 Rd8-f8
    7. Kf3-g2 Rf8-f2
    8. Kg2xf2 Bg5-h4
    9. Kf2-f3 Bh4xe7
    10. Qg6-h7

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    1. johnp24
      johnp24 at

      1. d6xe5 Qf3xf7
      2. Kg7xf7 Ra1-f1
      3. Kf7-e8 Rf1-f8
      4. Rh8xf8 Kg5-g6
      5. Qh3-g4 Kg6-h7
      6. Rf8-f7 Kh7-h8
      7. Qg4-g7

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      1. johnp24
        johnp24 at

        Sorry didn’t see 2 moves limitation.

        1. Bd4-e3 Qf3xe3
        2. Qh3-g4

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  5. lol
    lol at

    1. Bd4xe5 Qf3xf7
    2. Kg7xf7 Ra1-f1
    3. Kf7-g7 Rf1-f7
    4. Kg7xf7 Rh1-f1
    5. Kf7-e6 Rf1-f4
    6. Be5xf4 Kg5xf4
    7. d6-d5 c4xd5
    8. Ke6xd5 Kf4-e3
    9. c5-c4 d3xc4
    10. Kd5xc4 Ke3-e4
    11. Rh8-d8 Ke4-e5
    12. Rd8-d5 Ke5-e4
    13. Rd5-d4 Ke4-e5
    14. a7-a5 a2-a3
    15. Rd4-d7 Ke5-e4
    16. Kc4-b3 Ke4-e5
    17. Kb3xb2 a3-a4
    18. Kb2-a3 Ke5-f4
    19. Ka3xa4 Kf4-g5
    20. Ka4-b4 Kg5-f4
    21. a5-a4 g3-g4
    22. h5xg4 Kf4-e4
    23. a4-a3 Ke4-f4
    24. a3-a2 Kf4-f5
    25. a2-a1=Q Kf5-e6
    26. Qa1-d1 Ke6-f5
    27. Rd7-d5 Kf5-g6
    28. Qh3xh2 Kg6-f7
    29. Qh2-e2 Kf7-g7
    30. Rd5-h5 Kg7-g6
    31. Qd1-d5 Kg6-g7
    32. Qe2-e5 Kg7-g6
    33. Qd5-g8

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  6. Reehta
    Reehta at

    1. Bd4-e3 Qf3xe3
    2. Qh3-g4

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  7. Bhati
    Bhati at

    1. Bd4-e3
    2. Qh3-g4

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  8. Anush
    Anush at

    Bd4-e3
    Qf 3*e3 Qh3g4#

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  9. Fareez
    Fareez at

    1. Be3+ Qxe3 2. Qg4#

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  10. HasnainFarooq
    HasnainFarooq at

    Bd4xe5
    2. Qf3xf7+ Kg7xf7
    3. Ra1-f1+ Kf7-g7
    4. Rf1-f7+ Kg7xf7
    5. Rh1-f1+ Kf7-g7
    6. Rf1-f4 Rh8-f8
    7. a2-a4 a7-a5
    8. b2-b4 Be5-f6+
    9. Rf4xf6 Rf8xf6
    10. b4xa5 e7-e5
    11. g3-g4 Qh3xg4#

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