• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 46 Solution Hints
Impossible puzzle, impossible and unbelievable. Do you believe that the king and 2 knights can win chess endgame against the king and a knight? Sometimes it is possible! This chess puzzle is the case... Move correctly the left knight first... and enjoy a forced mate in 4... You may try to solve this puzzle on a real chess board.
• Puzzle 46 Data
1. Author: Berger, Johann Nepomuk (1845-1933); Austria.
2. Year: 1921
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Nf7! Nd6
[Now the Black king has no legal moves]
[1... Nd6 is sacrifice and attempt to free the Black king]
[Under correct defense, 2 knights may not mate the lonely king]
2. Nh6+ Kh8
[2... Kh8 is the only legal move for Black]
3. Ng5 N~
4. Ngf7# 1-0
[Just mate in 4]
Endgames: Puzzles 1-30