Why is this horse golden? | Cool Chess Puzzles #26 (Henri Rinck)

Highlighted is a chess study composed by French chess study composer Henri Rinck. This composition was published in the Swiss daily newspaper, “Basler Nachrichten”, in 1928. I think you’ll find this endgame study to be quite entertaining.

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15 Comments

  1. What happens if the King goes to d4 on the first move?

  2. Got the first few moves but couldn't make it all the way through that line….solid puzzle!

  3. Might be completely wrong, but the way I see it,
    Nf6 is the first move. The black king can move only left or right because the squares below are controlled, and the squares above make white lose the queen instantly. Let's assume …Kf4
    Rh4 forces the king to move in line with the queen. …Kg5
    Rh5 skewers the king and queen. Kxf6 because the rook is protected.
    Rxa5 just moves into a very winning endgame.
    If instead the king walked to the left, it gets to take the rook instead of the knight after losing the queen, but it's still a very winning endgame.

  4. Amazing! Felt very proud of myself after thinking Rxa5 & I can get lazy, march a pawn up till it became a woman & going for a ladder mate 🥴

  5. [Event "AI Factory's Chess"]

    [Site "Android Device"]

    [Date "2023.04.01"]

    [Round "1"]

    [White "Cpu (12)"]

    [Black "You"]

    [PlyCount "56"]

    [Result "0-1"]

    1. c3 d5 2. d4 c6 3. Qc2 h6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Qxe4 Nf6

    6. Qe3 Bf5 7. Bd3 Qc8 8. Nf3 Na6 9. Bxa6 bxa6 10. O-O e6

    11. c4 Bd6 12. c5 Bc7 13. Bd2 Bg4 14. Na3 Qb8 15. Ne5 h5

    16. Na3c4 Nd7 17. Nxd7 Kxd7 18. h3 Bh2+ 19. Kh1 Ke7 20. hxg4 hxg4

    21. Qg5+ Kf8 22. g3 Bxg3+ 23. Kg2 Rh2+ 24. Kg1 Bxf2+ 25. Rxf2 Qg3+

    26. Rg2 Rxg2+ 27. Kf1 Rg1+ 28. Ke2 Qf3# 0-1

  6. this video just feels like the chess equivalent of the square hole tiktok

  7. Fantastic composition and explanation!

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