How to Solve Chess Puzzles #1

How to Solve Chess Puzzles #1


um I haven’t really been looking at this puzzle I’ve given it some time already for you guys to crunch the numbers I don’t know what the solution is so I’m just really like I would do in a live blitz game really just gonna share with you my train of thought right now my first thought is something about the b7 square and the reason I’m focused on that is because of the tension between it attacked once defended once in fact maybe the very first thing to really point out is one that is something that I’ve shared many a times in my videos on YouTube and that is unprotected pieces leads to tactics in fact one of the one of the very one video I posted was the chess awareness test and in that video I spoke about how squares that are let’s say are in this in this case right here this palm it’s attacked once it’s defended once you might as well already regard that in your own mind as being unprotected and oftentimes the solutions to these puzzles I’ve done I mean I’ve been at the game for a while so I mean I’ve seen my share of puzzles but a lot of the attention should really be focused on the unprotected pieces because that’s usually going to be leading to tactics in some way so that set in all these puzzles I’m really going to be focusing my eyes on those particular squares so b7 has my attention my first thought is Queenie 4 because it’s threatening me another other type of moves I’d be looking for are moves where there are two or more pieces that can go to it so that said both Queen and Bishop can be making use of this square and I think there’s actually something to this I think I’m actually close to an answer because the Queen or the bishop could play here and both are immune from capture because of just mate another thing when it comes to puzzles is that [Music] you know we don’t know we don’t know what they’re looking we don’t know if it’s a mate we’re just it’s basically presented to us as best continuation but if it were a main to problem one of the first things like if they said it to matin – for white one of the very first things I’d look for is what it is black can do or in other words in this case can black give check to white and they can so that said it’s a you know we could be making a quiet move one that doesn’t wasn’t doesn’t give quiet move one that does not give check in other words I’m looking at some suggestions in the chat and I think there’s got to be another interesting one is I think I’m an agreement with just a rough thought here I’m thinking along the lines of what the bloodlines has said I think there’s something about this Queen a six move what a sharp move that is huh with the idea here there’s Queen a six with what it’s a very clear threat of mate on b7 after Queen a six what are blacks options b6 is not an option because of Bishop c6 followed by made on b7 Queen a6 rook b8 the idea here is there’s something with Queen takes pawn leading to mate I believe I have the solution and it’s uh not without maybe some help like I guess I kind of peeked at the chat here but I think the solution is Queen a6 and after rook b8 what would then be the follow-up after Queen a6 rook b8 what do you do what’s that follow-up anybody know what would it be and this is where calculation comes in because what I could very easily do right now is just move Queen a6 and the computer will play as black it’ll it’ll pick some random move or you know something that’s going to put up resistance but then we’re just kind of only ever looking one move deep but how about trying to see the variation through to its end calculation I think I’m liking Queen a6 because of the possibilities of Queen takes a seven I think I have the solution but any other thoughts you might have Queen a6 I’m pretty sure rook b8 is a necessity the knight is out of play there are no checks against the King the Queen cannot move and defend this Square Queen a6 rook b8 and I think I am with at least I’m seeing well many many people are pointing out I think the follow up is then Bishop c6 let’s give it a shot is this correct it is correct it’s saying it on the right you can’t see it but it does say that it’s correct otherwise we would just go back and now I believe Bishop c6 is going to be brutal the idea here Bishop c6 what do we do after Bishop c6 Queen c8 I think I probably already gave this one away Bishop c6 Queen c8 defends against b7 I’m pretty sure this is the next best move we could have seen pond takes but then it’s million two after Queen takes and then queen bee queen bee seven and now somebody is saying crook a one right idea but not the correct order force almost first boom this is a mate in one – problem solved

100 thoughts on “How to Solve Chess Puzzles #1

  1. so i paused this and in a split second i had a plan of queen a6 then pawn c6 then queen takes a7 and then bishop b5 is it working?

  2. I just meant it wasn't forced per se that the king take back. Rb7 could be met by Qc5 and things get complicated again because there's potential tactics with checks. But ya I don't think it's good for black at all in any case

  3. I solved both your problems in 2 sec a piece and you play way better than me. There is only one solution: you like to talk about yourself!

  4. I like nearly all of jerry's vids and commentary, but isn't a vid about "how to solve a chess puzzle" analogous to a vid about "how to score well on an iq test"?…just a thought not intended as an insult

  5. I appreciate the idea of giving us a window into his mind. Like I said it was definitely an observation not so much a criticism…Don't get me wrong, Jerry is definitely a superior player to me….There is no way I would win a 1 min game against him, so I guess Im more fascinated with that aspect of his thinking.

  6. rook takes B7, king takes rook, bishop to C6 checking the king. If king goes back to B8, then checkmate with queen to b1 or if king comes out, then discovered attack winning the knight followed most likely by a checkmate soon after that, but I haven't calculated beyond that. Any thoughts from the pros out there?

  7. To be honest i really did not think this deeper, at first i thought Queen or Bishop C6 but after you said Rook to B8, then Queen to a6 seem an end but again after Black Queen to C8, i was totally lost.

  8. Nice mate and good lesson, i thought about Rxb7 Kxb7 Qb1+ Ka8 Bc6#
    But than i saw King doesn't need to take and Qf4 put white on a awkward position.
    And if We try to check with rock sacrifice on a7, white just loses easely.

  9. doesn't a puzzle has to start with a question? I'm just a beginning player, so when i clicked on this video, i expected something like: "white gets mate in three" or something. Now i just don't know what's expected of me to solve?

  10. Qa6, Rb8, Bc6, Qc8. Found this in 10 sec. Finished the puzzle at 30 sec with Qxa7+, Kxa7, Ra1#. Easy puzzle. The people that complain that they don't know what to look for, learn to play chess. In a real chess match no one tells you what to look for.

  11. I've been looking for a while, but what's wrong with queen c6? if pawn takes then bishop retakes with mate

  12. Queen to e4 threatening mate, black rook to b8, mate in 2 with Bishop and pawn or queen and rook accordingly to blacks play

  13. Are you kidding me??? This isn't how to solve chess puzzles, this is "Watch me solve chess puzzles". Big difference. You suck balls and I wish I could block you from all chess related searches.

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