Best Chess Game of the 19th Century – Petrov’s Immortal | Greatest Queen Sacrifice, Moves & Traps

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Here’s one of the most beautiful games in chess history played in 1844 between Alexander Hoffman (white) & Alexander Petrov (black). This game from the romantic era of chess is known as Petrov’s Immortal & features one of the greatest queen sacrifice ever & probably the best castling move of all time. This game also features some interesting moves, tactics, ideas, strategies, tricks & traps. Alexander Dimitrovich Petrov, the inventor of Petrov’s Defense, and author of one of the first Russian chess manuals (1824), was the outstanding Russian player of his day. He gained this supremacy in his teens, and held the top position for more than fifty years! This game illustrates the finest example of castling in chess, and may be used to help beginners study a master game while learning about the rules for castling, sacrificing material for the attack, and constructing a mating net. The opening employs the very unusual Ghulam Kassim Variation of the Giuoco Piano. I also have an interesting chess puzzle at the end of this video, let’s see if you can find the mate in 2 moves.


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  1. Bxc6+, if Rxc6 or bxc6 doesn't matter ,Nc7+RxN,Rd8+#

  2. Ideagenius - computer, laptop and mobile videos! says:

    Answer to the chess puzzle: Nc7+ , Rxc7 , Rd8# .

  3. I know that one move we do is rook to e1 in this way we save our knight and idk abt the second can plz tell this 😅

  4. Ans of chess puzzle is mate in 2

    First Nc7+ if Rxc7 than Rd8#

  5. Bishop take C6, if pawn takes bishop, knight goes c7 rook takes & white rook simply checkmates with d8. And if rook takes bishop same thing will happen

  6. Knight to c7 the Rook is forced to capture the Knight and then Rook to d8 is a stunning checkmate

  7. Puzzle = Nc7+ And He must tack that Night with his rook. Then Rd8# ..It's A beautiful checkmate and He can't cut with his Night because Our bishop is pinned his Night.. Thank you for your puzzles and This invincible super game ..Good Luck !

  8. Knight c7 check rook is forced to take the knight then rook d8 is a mate because knight cannot take the rook because there is a bishop

  9. Nc7 check,R x c7 the only legal move and Rd8 is a beautiful checkmate

  10. Knight in front of the rook it's a check rook takes and white rook on the dark square beside the king supported by our dark squared Bishop delivers a checkmate

  11. White : bishop take knight c6(check)
    Black: either rock c6 Or pawn c6
    White : knight c7 (check)
    Black: rock c7
    White: rock d8

  12. At first take the ni8 with bishop,then make a check with the ni8 and he took the ni8 with his rook and he finished with the check by the rook

  13. In the checkmating time Black could have also played Rook to G5#

  14. Puzzle : Kc7 check, black rook takes knight, then rd8 check and thats mate cuz black can't take the rook with his knight cuz of pin by bishop and he have to take the knight by his rook cuz there aren't any other legal moves for Black

  15. (W)Bishop remove knight then (B)rook or Pawn take it then (W)Khight check rook have to take (W)Rook move and checkmate.

  16. Knight to c7 and check rook forced to take the knight then rook to d8 checkmate

  17. First NC7+ and taking night with rook is only leagle move after rook c8 is a check mate

  18. After black Nxd6 white could have played Qd5 and then white would have won easily by a full queen

  19. Puzzle: This is a simple two-move combo. First Nc7+ and black has nowhere to run with the king. Rxc7 is forced, and then Rd8 finishes it off because that's a beautiful Paul Morphy style checkmate.

    Also, that's what you get for leaving the king in the middle 😆😆😆

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