Here is the problem-find a chess game that begins with 1. e4 and ends on the fifth move with knight takes rook mate, which determines who gives the mate.

This is a famous puzzle. For additional information and its history, see this nice article on ChessBase.

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    Maybe you should explain more clearly and/or extensively your question.
    – lodebari
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 17:56
  • nice solution etd Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 22:16
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    @ETD Is it possible to hide the solution (or write it in white color, so one does not see the solution unless one marks the text)? Just want to prevent people from accidentally seeing the solution and ruining an interesting puzzle for themselves.
    – Zvonimir
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 23:26
  • @Zvonimir, now that the question is reopened, I posted a community wiki answer with the solution hidden, and will delete my comment that has the solution. Thanks.
    – ETD
    Commented Nov 29, 2014 at 16:49
  • @ETD Very nicely done, thank you as well.
    – Zvonimir
    Commented Nov 30, 2014 at 1:26

1 Answer 1


The solution is as follows:

1.e4 Nf6 2.f3 Nxe4 3.Qe2 Ng3 4.Qxe7+ Qxe7+ 5.Kf2 Nxh1#

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