Mate in 5

Chess Puzzle 65

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful.
Improve your chess | Chess Puzzle 65 To Online Chess Puzzles 61-90

Chess Puzzle 65: White to move and win. Author - Bernard Horwitz. Germany, England. 1986
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
Mini chess puzzle… Mini brain teaser. It’s mini but you might spend a lot of time to find the only solution – Even with the following hints… Hint 1: Do not give the Black King to breath a fresh air. Keep Him locked at the corner. Hint 2: Coordination, coordination between Your King and the knight. Hint 3: The first correct move is 1.Ne3, and Black has to answer 1… Ka2. Hint 4: This puzzle is mate in 5, and you are recommended to solve it on a real chess board.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Horwitz, Bernard. Germany, England.
2. Year:    1884.

* 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.

* How to Find More Chess Puzzles
To find more puzzles, please visit The Online Puzzles Main Page of Then find and click a corresponding link.

# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Mini chess puzzle by Bernard Horwitz, 1884. See the Puzzle answer below.

* The Puzzle Answer
1.Ne3        Ka2
[1… a2  2.Kc1 a3  3.Nc2#]
2.Nd5         Ka1
3.Nb4         a2
4.Kc1         a3
5.Nc2#       1-0
[Mate in 5]

* The Navigation to Other Parts of the Site
See other Online Chess Puzzles by clicking on:
Chess Puzzles 1-30    Chess Puzzles 31-60
Chess Puzzles 61-90

Mini chess puzzle by Bernard Horwitz, 1884. Mate in 5. The first correct move is 1.Ne3.

See daughter sites of by clicking on:
Ruy Lopez – Starting Out
Chess Video – Checkmate with 2 Bishops


Home Chess PuzzlesChess Puzzle 65

Back to top button