• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 53 Solution Hints
The rook and knight vs rook endgame... This puzzle must give you a few winning ideas in this type of endgame. The most important is to find the 1st correct move. And the 1st correct move is... Move the White king to cover the friendly knight and attack the opponent rook! Then move the White rook...
• Puzzle 53 Data
1. Author: Rinck, Henri (1870-1952).
Famous chess composer, France.
2. Year: 1950
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Ke5! Rd8 (Rd7)
[See: After 1. Ke5, the rook has no safe moves but on d8 or d7]
[For example: 1... Rg6? 2. Nf4+ 'knight fork 1-0]
[For example: 1... Rc6? (Ra6?) 2. Nb4+ 'knight fork 1-0]
2. Rd1+! Ke2
[2... Kc2 3. Ne3+]
[2... Kc4 3. Ne3+]
3. Nc3+ 1-0
[The knight to check and to defend its rook]
[The Black rook shall be taken — learn]
Endgames: Puzzles 1-30