Monterinas vs. Max Euwe

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

Black to move and win in 2.

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

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1... Be3+ 2. Qxe3 Qg4#

About the players

Max EuweMax Euwe (1901-1981) was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician and author. He was World Chess Champion between 1935 and 1937. He was also president of FIDE between 1970 and 1978. Euwe served as President of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, from 1970 to 1978. His peak rating was 2530.
 

13 Responses

  1. seenu at

    be3+
    qxe3
    qh4+

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  2. Amith sharma at

    bd4-e3
    qh3-g4

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  3. 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 at

      Even then the blk queen makes same move. game over

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    2. Zahed at

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

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  4. 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 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 at

        Sorry didn’t see 2 moves limitation.

        1. Bd4-e3 Qf3xe3
        2. Qh3-g4

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  5. 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 at

    1. Bd4-e3 Qf3xe3
    2. Qh3-g4

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  7. Bhati at

    1. Bd4-e3
    2. Qh3-g4

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  8. Anush at

    Bd4-e3
    Qf 3*e3 Qh3g4#

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  9. Fareez at

    1. Be3+ Qxe3 2. Qg4#

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