Chess Puzzle 69

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Chess puzzle 69: White to move and win. Author: Frederick Andrew, England. Puzzle year: 1925
White to move and win
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Puzzle 69 Solution Hints
3 beautiful moves and White wins the queen. Hint 1: Pay attention that the queen is limited in movement and has no space. Hint 2: What happens if White moves the pawn on a5 to check? The Black king will have only 1 square... Hint 3: What happens if White moves the knight on c6 to attack the queen? The Black queen will have only 1 square.... Hint 4: At last, find the 3rd brilliant move on zugzwang... One of those that contributes to the beauty of chess...

Puzzle 69 Data
1. Author: Frederick Andrew
2. Year:    1925

About the Author
Frederick Andrew (1864-1940), England.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle 69. See the puzzle answer below.

The Puzzle Answer
1. a5+        Kb7
[1... Kxa5 Nc6+ 1:0]
2. Nc6        Qa8
[2... Qa8 is the only correct move]
3. Kg7!!      1:0
[The queen can move a7, b8, c8, d8, e8, f8, g8, h8.]
[This is a zugzwang all Black moves are bad.]
• On this topic, see chess video on Zugzwang.

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