My Kingdom for a Horse

Answer: GEORGE GIST

Liam Thomas

This is a series of chess puzzles where the goal is to checkmate the black knight, rather than the black king.
Similarly, white must defend their own knight and does not particularly care about their king.
Taking the square moved to on the first move of each solution from the final board gives the answer.

### Checkmate in 1

### Checkmate in 2

1.Bf5 h6 (the result is the same regardless of black's move) 2.Bc5#

### Checkmate in 2

1.Rg1+ Nh7 (1...Nh3 2.Rg3#) 2.Rg7#

### Checkmate in 3

1.Rxe5+ Ng6 (1...fxe5 2.Qf7#) (1...Ng8 2.Re8#) 2.Qf5+ Nf8 3.Re8#

### Checkmate in 3

1.d3+ Bxf2 2.Rxf2+ Nd1 3.Rd2#

### Checkmate in 3

1.Bd6 c5 (1...Bd7 2.Qg8+ Bc8 3.Qxc8#) 2.Bxc7+ Rxc7 (2...Nc6 3.Qe4#) 3.Qxc7#

### Checkmate in 1

### Checkmate in 3

1.Kc2 (1.Bh5? Results in stalemate) (1.Ke2? dxe2 2.Bh5 e1=Q+) (1.Nf6? Nf2) dxc2 2.Bh5 c1=Q 3.Bf3#

### Checkmate in 3

1.Rg5!! g6 (1...Rxe7 2.Rxg7 Qxg7 3.Qxg7#) (1...fxe6 2.Rgxg7 Nf6 3.Qg6#) (1...hxg5 2.Qh2#) 2.Rxg6 Qxg6+ (2...Qh8 3.Rxh6#) 3.Qxg6# (The pawn on f7 cannot take the queen since it is pinned by the e7 rook.)

If you got this one, congrats!

### Checkmate in 2

1.a4+ Na3 (1...Na7 2.Rc7#) 2.Kb2#