# Reti (1928)

Reti’s puzzle is very intereting as visually it seems impossible for white to win.

Yeah

Lol ;!

This endgame idea has always been one of my favorites Without knowing the winning technique, hopelessly having the King run in a straight line seems natural - after all, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line right? Well, perhaps not in chess At the very least, one could say that the shortest distance is not the winning one here.

This endgame idea has always been one of my favorites Without knowing the winning technique, hopelessly having the King run in a straight line seems natural - after all, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line right? Well, perhaps not in chess At the very least, one could say that the shortest distance is not the winning one here.

Exactly right. Pythagoras Theorem does not apply on the chessboard.