Chess Puzzle 65

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Chess Puzzle 65: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 65 Solution Hints
Mini chess puzzle... Mini brain teaser. It's a mini but you might spend a lot of time to find the only solution even with the following hints... Hint 1: Do not give the Black king to breath a fresh air Keep him locked at the corner. Hint 2: Coordination, coordination between your king and the knight. Hint 3: The first correct move is 1. Ne3, and Black has to answer 1... Ka2. Hint 4: This puzzle is mate in 5, and you are recommended to solve it on a real chess board.

Puzzle 65 Data
1. Author: Horwitz Bernard
2. Year:    1884

About the Author
Bernhard Horwitz (18071885) was a German-English chess master, chess writer and famous chess composer.

Puzzle Recommendation
You may solve this chess puzzle online from the computer's screen or using a real chess board. If the latter, please revisit this page for the answer next time. You can find the puzzle answer at the bottom of this page.

Try to solve the chess puzzle by yourself. You are advised to carefully analyze the position, recheck your solution, and only then to see the answer to the chess puzzle below. Please do not look down at the puzzle answer before the time.

When you have seen the solution, you are recommended to set up the position and replay the puzzle again. Pay your attention to the moves marked as strong and to those as weak. Learn the winning ideas of the chess endgame.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle 65

The Puzzle Answer
1. Ne3       Ka2
[1... a2?  2. Kc1! a3  3. Nc2#]
2. Nd5       Ka1
3. Nb4       a2
4. Kc1       a3
5. Nc2#     1-0
[Mate in 5]

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Mini chess puzzle by Bernard Horwitz, 1884. Mate in 5. The first correct move is 1. Ne3.

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