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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chess puzzles: Climb the staircase

Hello Everyone,

When it comes to Rook endgames, the staircase motif is often the most difficult to work out. How about (not one) but two staircase chess studies? Can you find the solutions without looking through the moves in the flashplayer below?

Hope you enjoy the puzzles.

1. White to play and win
H. Rinck, La Strategie, 1977

And, here's another.

B. Horwitz
White to play and win.

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