Chess Puzzle 80

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chess endgame puzzle 80
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 80 Solution Hints
Beautiful and useful chess puzzle on training your chess combination vision... Direct attack, another direct attack, pin, fork... Hint 1: Attack the Black queen with the knight and the Black lady will have only 1 square to retreat... Hint 2: Attack the Black queen with another White piece and the Black lady will have only 1 square again... Hint 3: At last, find 2 winning moves the last one is the knight fork.

Puzzle 80 Data
1. Author: Henri Rinck, France.
2. Year:    1903

About the Author
It is difficult to say who is number one chess composer of all times. But Henri Rinck is a very very strong candidate for this position... He is one of those two who are considered to be the originators of the modern chess composition... Henri Rinck was born in France in 1870. He got the profession of chemical engineer in Germany. In 1897 he discovered a refining process for green vegetal oils, which was applied by several olive oil factories in France and Spain. In 1900 he set up a factory in Spain. Then he lived in Spain and France. He was fond of chess and chess composition. His first endgame studies appear in 1902. He published a number of chess books on chess composition. Henri Rinck died in 1952, and on his request he was buried with one of his chess composition book under his arm.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

chess endgame puzzle 80

The Puzzle Answer
1. Ne4!    Qh6
[h6 is the only safe square to retreat]
[1... Qd8? 2. Nd6+ Kf8 3. Rc8 1-0]
[1... Qg4? or Qh5? 2. Nf6+ 1-0]

2. Rh7!    Qf8+
[Now, f8 is the only safe square to retreat]
[2... Qxh7? 3. Nf6+ 1-0]
3. Nd6+   Kd8    4. Rh8     Qxh8
5. Nf7+    Ke7    6. Nxh8    Kf6
7. Kxb5    Kg7    8. Nxg6   1-0

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