Have you heard about Johannes Zukertort who excelled at blindfold chess?
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JOHANNES HERMANN ZUKERTORT (1842-1888)
Unlike the majority of attacking players, Zukertort preferred openings such as 1.c4 and 1.Nf3 that are closed or semi-closed and offered the possibility of transposition – in fact in the early 1880s 1. Nf3 was known as “Zukertort’s Opening”, 40 years before it became known as the Reti Opening
He was one of the leading world players for most of the 1870s and 1880s. Unlike the majority of attacking players, he preferred openings such as c4 and Nf3.
Below are few puzzles named after Johannes Zukertort
Ans:1.Bh7 kh7 2.Ng5 kg6 3.Qd3 f5 4.gf6 Kf6 Nd5#
Ans:1.Qg5+ hxg5 (1. Bg5+ hxg5 2.Qxg5#) 2.Bxg5#
Ans:1.… Qf1+ 2.Rxf1 Ne2#
Ans:1.Rg1 Nxg1 (1…. Nxd2 2. Rxg7+ Kh8 3. Rg8+ Kxg8 4. Rg1+) 2. Rxg1 g6 (2… f6 3. Ne6) 3. Nh5 f6 4. Qh6 (4.. Bxf6 Rxf6) Qe7 (4… Rf7 5.e5 Qf8 5. Rxg6+ hxg6 6. Qxg6+ Rg7 7. Nxf6+ Qxf6 8. Qxf6) 4. Rxg6+ hxg6 5.Qxg6+ Kh8 6. Nxf6 Rxf6 7. Bxf6+ Qxf6 8. Qxf6+ Kg8 9. e5 dxe5 10. Bf5 1-0
Ans:1.N×e5 B×d1 2.B×f7 kf8 3.B×h5 Bf6 4.R×f6 g×f6 5.Bh6+ ke7 6. Nd5+ ke6 7. Bf7+ k×e5 8. c3