Chess Puzzle by Lewitt, Moritz

Chess Puzzle 63

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Chess Puzzle 63: White to move and win.
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
Step 1: Prevent the h2-pawn promotion: The knight to check, jump back, and to occupy the h1-corner. Step 2: The Black King will take the knight… Until this, make 1 move by a pawn and 1 move by the White King… The knight taken – lock the Black King. Step 3: 2 White pawns against 1 Black pawn… Simultaneous promotion, but the White Queen is first to checkmate…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Lewitt, Moritz. Germany.
2. Year:    1906.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle by Lewitt, Moritz; 1906. See the Puzzle answer below.

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Nf5+      Kg5
2. Ng3       Kf4
3. Nh1       Kf3
4. b4         Kg2
5. Ke2!      Kxh1
[5.Ke2! is for locking the Black King at the corner]
6. Kf2        a5
[6.Kf2 and the Black King is locked at the corner]
[6.a5 is now the only legal move for Black]
7. a4!!       ab
[If 7.b5? or, then stalemate and draw]
8. a5         b3
9. a6         b2
10. a7        b1=Q
11. a8=Q+   Qe4
12. Qxe4#   1-0

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Chess puzzle by Lewitt, Moritz; 1906. Move the knight to prevent the promotion. Lock the Black King. Simultaneous promotion and checkmate.

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