Zigzag Puzzle

Chess Puzzle 34

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful.
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Chess Puzzle 34: White to move and win
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
This puzzle may be not easy to solve… Sometimes, the win is a slow, step-by-step movement. The knight to check and move again. Then, the White Queen is to begin approaching to the Black from the bottom left corner by a zigzag path to prepare the final attack…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: A. Troitzky (1866-1942). A famous Russian composer.
2. Year:    1923

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

Chess Puzzle 34

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Nf8+        Kh8
[1… Kg8? (Kg7?) 2.Ne6+ 1-0]
2. Ne6+       Qg8
[2… Kh7? 2. Nxg5 1-0]
3. Qa1+       Kh7
[The White Queen has begun its zigzag approach]
4. Qb1+       Kh8
[4… Qg6? 2.Nf8+ 1-0]
5. Qb2+       Kh7
6. Qc2+       Kh8
7. Qc3+       Kh7
8. Qd3+       Kh8
9. Qd4+       Kh7
10. Qe4+     Kh8
11. Qe5+     Kh7
12. Qf5+      Kh8
13. Qf6+      Kh7
14. Nf8+      Qxf8
15. Qxf8      1-0

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The knight to begin. Then, the White Queen is to move by a zigzag path in order to attack... Author - Troitzky, A.

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