Chess Puzzle 12

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful to learn
Improve your chess | Chess Puzzle 12The Chess Puzzles Main Page




Chess endgame puzzle 12
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 12 Solution Hints
The first correct move of White may be obvious and visible for you. Yes, move the pawn on to check... But will you find the second one, very beautiful and winning move for White? The second move is connected with zugzwang... This move is made with the rook just place Black in zugzwang on the second move.

Puzzle 12 Data
1. Author: D. Petrov
2. Year:    1975




How to Find More Puzzles at Chesselo.com
To find more chess puzzles, visit the Main Chess Puzzles Page of chesselo.com. Then find and click a corresponding link on that page. You can find there chess puzzles for beginners, for intermediate and advanced chess players. You can see them as chess puzzle software, online chess puzzles, and chess puzzle PDF ebooks.









# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #



Chess endgame puzzle 12

The Puzzle Answer
1. a4+    Kb6
[1... Kb6 is the only legal move for Black]
2. Rc8!!  1-0
[Zugzwang! It is a German word for "compulsion to move"]
[Now only the queen may move for Black]
[The queen may move on a8 or b8; each move is loosing]



See other chess endgame puzzles:

Endgames 1-30    Endgames 31-60

Endgames 61-90     Endgames 91-120




Chess endgame puzzle 12

Visit other parts of chesselo.com:

Find More Information at Chesselo.com

Checkmate Puzzles at Chesselo.com



Back to top

Home Page

www.chesselo.com Chess Puzzles - Chess Puzzle 12