Here’s a puzzle that will make you feel really good because it’s way too simple to miss if you have just gone past the beginner-level. But, it’s one of those powerful ideas that we need when diluting from a middlegame to endgame. The White knight seems to be in control of the Black a pawns. Black to play and win!

Indeed Black should play Ne2+ If the White Knight takes back the Black Knight then the Black a pawns roll home to Queen else White loses the Knight and the pawns still roll home. A very basic idea, but worth it’s weight in gold on the chess board. Do you know you can train with Chess King right from the beginners’ to Grandmasters’ level? Check this video. Chess King has thousands of puzzles for all levels. Have you started your chess training with Chess King yet?