Chess Puzzle 38

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Chess endgame puzzle 38
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 38 Solution Hints
It looks easy but it is not... All the time White must keep the Black King locked, and then checkmate with the knight. Take it as a mate in 7 puzzle. The White move order: king, 2 knight moves, king, 3 knight moves. It maybe better to find this mate in 7 on a real chess board... Will you manage to mate in 7?

Puzzle 38 Data
1. Author: Carvajal, J
2. Year:    1889

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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 38

The Puzzle Answer
1. Kc1!       a3
[1... a3 is the only legal move for Black]
[The king also cleared c2 for the knight]

2. Nc2+   Ka2   3. Nd4!    Ka1
4. Kc2!    Ka2   [4... a2? 5. Nb3# 1-0]
5. Ne2     Ka1   6. Nc1     a2
7. Nb3#   1-0   [Mate in 7]

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