Chess Puzzle 47

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful.
Improve your chess | Chess Puzzle 47To Online Chess Puzzles 31-60

Chess Puzzle 47: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 47 Solution Hints
Best endgame puzzle to demonstrate the power of 2 knights working together and hunting for the rook. For White, do not touch other chess pieces except 2 knights. First, move the left knight to jump and check. Second, move the same knight again to support another knight and attack the rook. Attacking and theatening forks, 2 White knights must create a black nightmare for the Black rook...

Puzzle 47 Data
1. Author: Rinck, Henri (1870-1952). Famous chess composer, France.
2. Year:    1907

How to Find More Puzzles at
To find more chess puzzles, visit the Main Chess Puzzles Page of 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 Puzzle 47

The Puzzle Answer
1. Nf2+      Kc4
[c4 is the only safe square for the Black king]
[1... Ke3? 2. N2g4+ 'knight fork 1-0]
2. N2g4      Rh8
[Strong 2-knight link and attack on the rook]
[h8 is the only safe square for the rook to retreat]
[2... Rg6? 3. Ne5+ 'knight fork 1-0]
3. Ne5+      Kc5
[3... Kc5 is the only legal move for Black]
4. Nfd7+     Kd5
[4. ... Kd6? 5. Nf7+ 'knight fork 1-0]
5. Nf7!       1-0
[The rook has nowhere to safely retreat]
[If 5. ... Rh7 or Rh5, then 6. Nf6+ 'fork 1-0]
[If 5. ... Ra8 or Rc8, then 6. Nb6+ 'fork 1-0]
[If 5. ... Re8 or Rg8, then 6. Nf6+ 'fork 1-0]

Endgames: Puzzles 1-30    Puzzles 31-60

Power of 2 knights. Fork puzzle. The left knight to check first... Author: Rinck, Henri. Year: 1907.

Visit other parts of by clicking on:

Chess Puzzle Software for Windows PC

Chess Puzzle PDF eBooks on

Back to top

Home Page Chess Puzzles - Chess Puzzle 47