Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Interesting and unusual Knight under promotions - 1

Knight promotion is not an uncommon theme in chess puzzles. But these 2 under-promotions are especially entertaining ... enjoy them !

Puzzle 1 - White to move and win. Solution is in the comment section.




Puzzle 2 - White to move and draw. Solution is in the comment section.



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1 comment:

  1. Puzzle 1 - White to move and win:
    1 h8=N e3
    2 Ng6 fxg6
    3 f7 g5
    4 f8=N g4
    5 Ne6 dxe6

    6 d7 e5
    7 d8=N e4
    8 Nc6 bxc6
    9 b7 c5
    10 b8=N Checkmate

    Puzzle 2 - White to move and draw:
    Author: Andrzei Jasik
    Published in: Suomen Shakki 2010
    1 d8=N Re7
    2 c8=N Rd7
    3 b8=N Rc7
    4 a8=N Rxc8
    5 Kxg7 Rf2

    6 Nbc6 Kxa2
    7 Nb6 Draw

    This puzzle is unique is that the Knight promotions are necessary to keep the white king from being mated.

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