Chess Puzzle of the Week (116)

As you all have the chance to attend a Zoom meeting tomorrow (2 Feb – see yesterday’s post) in which IM Cyrus Lakdawala will be discussing his book Rewire Your Chess Brain, I thought you might like to see another example.

I turned to a random page and found this endgame study (David Gurgenidze Akaki 1991).

As always in studies there’s good news and bad news.

The good news is that you have knight and three pawns against your opponent’s solitary footsoldier.

The bad news is that there seems to be nothing you can do to prevent promotion.

Anyway, it’s White to play and win. Do get in touch if you think you’ve solved it.

If you enjoy puzzles like this you’ll also enjoy Cyrus’s talk tomorrow.