White to play and WIN!

  • #1

    Hint: Zugzwang.

  • #2

    Very tricky puzzle... can you guys solve it? Tongue out

  • #3

    The knight on d4 is BEAST

  • #4

    heehee!

  • #5

    Don't read this comment until you solve the puzzle! :3

  • #6

    And don't read the column on the right either until...oops, never mind.

  • #7

    I think this is an ending to a famous Reti study. Very nice.

  • #8

    There was no need for 3. Kxh2. He loses nevertheless.

  • #9
    boymaster wrote:

    There was no need for 3. Kxh2. He loses nevertheless.

    3. Kxh2 is a blunder, since black would reply 3... Bf4+ and then play 4... Bb8. Apart from that Azkadaz did a nice job by showing all these variations. On the third move white should leave his king on h1 and play 3. a7 and get a queen next move.

  • #10

    NO i didn't get it  Tongue out GREAT PUZZLE !!

  • #11

    Gah! Undecided  It annoys me when people only post the finish of a beautiful study instead of posting the setup as well.  It's like posting Rd8# without the rest of the game for Morphy's Opera game... a study is a work of art and you don't do it justice if you deliberately leave it incomplete.  For anyone who cares, the study in question was composed by Reti in 1922 - here is the full study.



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