Chess Puzzle 70

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Chess puzzle 70: White to move and win. Author: Leonid Kubbel. Puzzle year: 1928
White to move and win
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Puzzle 70 Solution Hints
White has to loose the knight or bishop. See 1... de or 1... d6+. Because of this, White must choose which piece to save. Hint 1: Save the bishop and move it away... Hint 2: Move again the bishop to block the Black pawn on h7... Hint 3: Checkmate with the King and bishop. Hint 4: If the Black King tries to leave the corner, take all the pawns and checkmate with knight and bishop...

Puzzle 70 Data
1. Author: Leonid Kubbel
2. Year:    1928

About the Author
Leonid Kubbel (1891-1942) was a great Russian chess composer and the author of more than 1500 chess endgame studies. Leonid Kubbel was a chemical engineer by profession. He had 2 brothers, Arvid and Evgeny, who were chess players. Leonid Kubbel died of starvation in 1942 during the Nazi siege of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) during the World War II. Leonid Kubbel stands at the same line of the famous Russian composers as A. Troitzky, M. Platov, V. Platov.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle by Leonid Kubbel. Puzzle year: 1928. See the puzzle answer below.

The Puzzle Answer
1. Be3!!      de
2. Bh6        Kg8
3. Kxe6       Kh8
4. Kf7         e5
5. Bg7#      1:0
[If the Black king leaves the corner, White will takes all Black pawns and checkmate with knight and bishop: 1. Be3!! Kg8 2. Bh6 Kf7 3. Nf8 d6+ 4. Kf5 d5 5. Ke5 d4 6. Kxd4 Kf6 7. Ke4 e6 8. Kf4 e5+ 9. Ke4 Kf7 10. Kxe5 Ke7 11. Nxh7 'then checkmate with knight and bishop 1-0]
• On this topic, see video Checkmate with Knight and Bishop.

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