• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 40 Solution Hints
Unbelievable chess endgame puzzle, queen vs queen and 2 pawns, — but White is able to win this position. This smart queen chess puzzle will help you learn the power of zugzwang. To place Black in zugzwang, the White queen is to make just 3 moves: The White queen must first deliver check, then check again... the third move of the White queen is a brilliant one that will place Black in zugzwang...
• Puzzle 40 Data
1. Author: N. Cortlever
2. Year: 1941
• 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.
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Qe7+ Qg5
[1... g5? 2. Qe1+ Qg3+ 3. Qxg3# 1-0]
2. Qe4+ Qg4
3. Qe3!! 1-0
[Black has been placed in zugzwang]
[Any Black move ends in mating attack]
[For example: 3... Qc4 4.Qg3#]
[For example: 3... g5 4. Qf2+ Qg3+ 5. Qxg3#]
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