• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 67 Solution Hints
This chess endgame puzzle is mate in 7, and the following solution hints will help you. Hint 1: The first correct move is moving the White king to make all Black pieces immovable except the queen — the Black queen will have only one correct response. Hint 2: The second move is by the knight, the third by the bishop... Hint 3: The checkmater is the small White pawn waiting in the shadow... Hint 4: This mate in 7 puzzle has the only solution — under correct Black defense.
• Puzzle 67 Data
1. Author: Sandor Gruber
2. Year: 1932
• About the Author
Sandor Gruber was a Hungarian chess player since 1906, chess composer (first puzzle appeared in 1907) and a poet.
• Puzzle Recommendation
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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 #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Kf5! Qf8
[1... Qg8? 2. Nxf6#]
2. Ng7+! Qxg7
3. Be8+ Qg6+
4. Bxg6+ hg+
5. Kxf6 g5
6. Kf5 g4
7. hg# 1-0
[Mate in 7]
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