• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 75 Solution Hints
A promotion to a piece other than the queen is underpromotion. Sometimes, underpromotion is the only way to win the chess game. For example, underpromotion to the knight may be stronger than usual promotion to the queen. Hint 1: This chess puzzle is on underpromotion. Hint 2: The first correct move is to sacrifice the rook. Hint 3: Be ready to checkmate with the knight and bishop.
• Puzzle 75 Data
1. Author: Veikko Nevanlinna, Finland.
2. Year: 1986.
• About the Author
Veikko Nevanlinna was born in Finland in 1920. He is the author of at least 5 chess endgame puzzles.
• Puzzle Recommendation
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Ra8+! Kxa8
2. Bd5+ Ka7
3. c8=N+! 1-0
A. Knight fork and White takes the Black queen.
B. White checkmates with the knight and bishop.
C. To learn how to checkmate, see Knight Bishop Mate.
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