Power of 2 knights

Chess Puzzle 47

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful.
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Chess Puzzle 47: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 47 Solution Hints
Best endgame puzzle to demonstrate the power of 2 knights working together and hunting for the rook. For White, do not touch other chess pieces except 2 knights. First, move the left knight to jump and check. Second, move the same knight again to support another knight and attack the rook. Attacking and theatening forks, 2 White knights must create a black nightmare for the Black rook…

Puzzle 47 Data
1. Author: Rinck, Henri (1870-1952). Famous chess composer, France.
2. Year:    1907

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Chess Puzzle 47

The Puzzle Answer
1. Nf2+      Kc4
[c4 is the only safe square for the Black king]
[1… Ke3? 2. N2g4+ ‘knight fork 1-0]
2. N2g4      Rh8
[Strong 2-knight link and attack on the rook]
[h8 is the only safe square for the rook to retreat]
[2… Rg6? 3. Ne5+ ‘knight fork 1-0]
3. Ne5+      Kc5
[3… Kc5 is the only legal move for Black]
4. Nfd7+     Kd5
[4. … Kd6? 5. Nf7+ ‘knight fork 1-0]
5. Nf7!       1-0
[The rook has nowhere to safely retreat]
[If 5. … Rh7 or Rh5, then 6. Nf6+ ‘fork 1-0]
[If 5. … Ra8 or Rc8, then 6. Nb6+ ‘fork 1-0]
[If 5. … Re8 or Rg8, then 6. Nf6+ ‘fork 1-0]

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Power of 2 knights. Fork puzzle. The left knight to check first... Author: Rinck, Henri. Year: 1907.

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