Chess puzzle by William Bone

Chess Puzzle 71

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Chess puzzle 71: White to move and win. Author: William Bone
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
Black is waiting for any White mistake – Black is eager to checkmate… See the Black move Qh3#. Because of this, White has the only way: Check, check, check, check… Hint 1: Move the White Queen on a white square to check… Hint 2: Then move a White pawn to check… Hint 3: Then a series of checks only by the White Queen and checkmate. Altogether, 9 moves… Mate in 9.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: William Bone, England.
2. Year:    1843.

* About William Bone
William Bone is a famous chess composer. He was born in England on 31 August 1810. William Bone passed away on 14 December 1874.

* 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. If you are a chess master, you must solve the puzzle without reading the Puzzle Hints. After solving, you can revisit this page to see the puzzle solution (answer) below.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle by William Bone. Puzzle year: 1843

* The Puzzle Answer
1.Qc8+      Kf7
2.e6+!       Kf6
3.Qf8+       Ke5
[3… Kxe6?? 4.Qf5#]
4.Qf5+       Kd4
5.Qd5+       Kc3
6.Qb3+       Kd4
7.Qc4+       Ke5
8.Qd5+       Kf6 [Kf4]
9.Qf5#       1:0
[Mate in 9]

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Chess puzzle by William Bone. Puzzle year: 1843

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