Chess Puzzle by Frederick Andrew

Chess Puzzle 69

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Chess puzzle 69: White to move and win. Author: Frederick Andrew, England. Puzzle year: 1925
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
Only 3 beautiful moves and White can win the Queen. Hint 1: Pay attention that the Queen is limited in movement and has no space. Hint 2: What happens if White moves the pawn on a5 to check? The Black King will have only 1 square… Hint 3: What happens if White moves the knight on c6 to attack the Queen? The Black Queen will have only 1 square…. Hint 4: Find the 3rd move on Zugzwang… One of those that contributes to the beauty of chess…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Frederick Andrew. England.
2. Year:    1925.

* About Frederick Andrew
Frederick Andrew (1864-1940), England.

* 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 Frederick Andrew. Puzzle year: 1930. See the puzzle answer below.

* The Puzzle Answer
1.a5+        Kb7
[1… Kxa5 Nc6+ 1:0]
2.Nc6        Qa8
[2… Qa8 is the only correct move]
3.Kg7!!      1:0
[Zuzwang – all Black moves are bad.]
[The Queen can move on a7, b8, c8, d8, e8, f8, g8, h8 – all bad.]
• On this, you can see chess video Zugzwang.

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