• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 100 Solution Hints
Knight and 2 pawns vs bishop and 2 pawns. To win this endgame, White must promote. The promotion path is quite visible — moving the White c-pawn on c6 to unblock and win... But the problem is the Black bishop that will move Bb1-Be4 to prevent the promotion. How to neutralize the Black bishop and win? Hint 1: First move the White c-pawn on c5. Hint 2: Then find the very strong knight move to win...
• Puzzle 100 Data
1. Author: Johann Nepomuk Berger
2. Year: 1890
• About the Author
Johann Nepomuk Berger (1845–1933) was an Austrian chess master, theorist, endgame study composer, author and editor. In 1870, he won the first official chess tournament in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Johann Berger published more than 100 chess endgame studies and made contribution to endgame theory.
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. c5 Bb1
2. Ne6!! fxe6
[2. c6? Be4 3. cxb7 Bxb7 1/2-1/2]
[2... Be4 3. Ng5+! ; 2... Bf5 3. Nd4+! 1-0]
3. c6! 1-0
[The knight move to clear c7, to block a bishop line,]
[to get on e6 and deliver 2 knight forks from g5 or d4]
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