Chess Puzzle by Emanuel Lasker

Chess Puzzle 66

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Chess puzzle 66: White to move and win. Author - Emanuel Lasker, Germany. 1895
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
If you are a strong chess player, you must solve this Puzzle without having read the solution hints. If you are a chess beginner, please read the hints. They must help you solve the Puzzle… Hint 1: The first correct move is not moving the White King. Hint 2: The first correct move is also not moving the White Queen. Hint 3: The Checkmater is neither the White Queen nor the White bishop… Hint 4: You may enjoy solving this chess puzzle on mate in 5 on a real chess board.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Emanuel Lasker, Germany.
2. Year:    1895.

* About Emanuel Lasker
Emanuel Lasker (1868 – 1941). A German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher. World Chess Champion for 27 years. Emanuel Lasker is still generally regarded as one of the strongest chess players ever.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
You are recommended to write down the Puzzle initial position and set up the Puzzle on the real chess board. If you are a chess beginner, please read the Puzzle Hints before solving. After solving, you can revisit this page to see the solution.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle by Emanuel Lasker, 1895. See the puzzle answer below.

* The Puzzle Answer
1.Bg8!        Rxg8
[Black took the bishop – otherwise Qh7# later]
2.Kf7          Rxg6
[Black took the Queen – otherwise Qg8# later]
3.fxg6        c1=Q
4.g7+         Kh7
5.g8=Q#     1-0

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Chess puzzle by Emanuel Lasker, 1895. The first correct move is not moving the King... and not the Queen.

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