• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 104 Solution Hints
2 knights vs a bishop and 2 pawns. Endgame study by Alexei Troitzky, White to win... Hint 1: To win, White must deliver checkmate. Hint 2: Keep the Black king locked at the corner. Hint 3: The first move is to be made by a knight. Hint 4: One of the winning moves of White is connected with the square clearance.
• Puzzle 104 Data
1. Author: Alexei Troitzky
2. Year: 1906
• About the Author
In chess endgame composition, the name of Alexei Troitzky stands at the same level as that of Henri Rink. Alexei Troitzky (another spelling Alexey Troitzky) was born in 1866. He was a forest warden by profession and chess composition was his second life. Alexey Troitzky is the author of more than 1300 endgame studies. He died of starvation in 1942 during World War II in the besieged Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), and his chess puzzle notes were lost.
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Nd5 e5
[1... e6 2. Ka6! exd5 3. Nb6# 1-0]
2. Ka6! e4
[2... Ba7 3. Nc7# 1-0]
3. N5b6# (N7b6#) 1-0
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