• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 110 Solution Hints
This beautiful endgame by the famous US problemist Sam Loyd must help you learn an important lesson in chess: Do not be in hurry to make the first move when it is "very obvious." Think twice before making such a move! Hint 1: Do not promote the f-pawn to queen because it is a draw. Hint 2: For Black, find the correct drawing move if White promotes by mistake the f-pawn to queen. Hint 3: For White, the first correct move is not to be made by the king and not by the c-pawn...
• Puzzle 110 Data
1. Author: Samuel Loyd
2. Year: 1878
• About the Author
Samuel (Sam) Loyd (1841–1911) was born in Philadelphia and raised in New York City. He was an American chess player, chess composer, and puzzle author. For his time, Sam Loyd was one of the best chess players in the USA. Samuel Loyd is considered to be one of the most famous world's problemists. His book Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles was published by his son in 1914.
• Puzzle Recommendations
You may solve this chess puzzle online or using a real chess board. Find the puzzle answer (the puzzle solution) below. Analyze the solution to see the best moves for White and Black and learn the winning ideas of the chess endgame.
• How to Find More Chess Puzzles
To find more puzzles, please visit the Chess Puzzles Main Page of www.chesselo.com. Then find and click a corresponding link. On this page, you can find chess puzzles for beginners, for intermediate players, and chess puzzle pdf ebooks.
# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
[1. f8=Q? Rf4+! 2. Qxf4 1/2-1/2]
[1. c7?? Ra8 0-1]
2. Rc8 Kg4
3. c7 Kf5
4. Rf8+ Ke6
5. c8=Q+ 1-0
See other chess endgame puzzles: