Chess Puzzle 29

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Chess endgame puzzle 29
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 29 Solution Hints
The famous chess endgame puzzle by the Platov brothers. This endgame puzzle is designed for the chess players rated 2000-2200. See how strong the knight may be at the chess endgame, even against the queen. White is not able to prevent the promotion. The bishop is the first White piece to move... Then 2 very beautiful and strong moves by the knight... Learn to know!

Puzzle 29 Data
1. Authors: The Platov Brothers
             [Mikhail Platov, Vasily Platov, the brothers]
2. Year:     1909



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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.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #



Chess endgame puzzle 29

The Puzzle Answer
1. Bf6      d4     2. Ne2!!   a1=Q
[2. Bxd4+? Kxd4 3. Ne2+ Ke3! [Kxd3??] 4. Nc1 a1=Q 0-1]
3. Nc1!!    ... *see the mate threat 4. Bg5#!!
[3. Bxd4+? Qxd4 4. Nxd4 Kxd4 5. Kf4 Kxd3]
[6. Kg5 Ke4 7. Kh6 Kf5 8. Kxh7 Kf6! 1/2-1/2]

3. ...       Qa5 *to defend against the mate Bg5
[3... Qxc1? 4. Bg5+ 1-0]
[3... Kd2? 4. Nb3+ 1-0]

4. Bxd4+!  Kxd4
5. Nb3+     1-0
[Knight fork with check to take the queen]


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