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Knight Checker

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To win in Knight Checker (sometimes called Football Chess)
both players should first move a knight to the last opposite
row (touchdown) without being captured or tackled. Knights
moves are regular. Shown below is the initial position.

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For the puzzle , white has a position advantage below but two
pieces down. Can you find the winning line?

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if white moves first

1. White : Nxe6 , Black: Nxe6 (otherwise White's next move is the end)
2. White: N a6 , Black can do whatever it wishes
3. White N b8-end

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if white moves first

1. White : Nxe6 , Black: Nxe6 (otherwise White's next move is the end)

2. White: N a6 , Black can do whatever it wishes

3. White N b8-end but d7 l tackles b8

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1.N d6 ,with the next move to f7 then to h8


.....if black,N e4 to block f7
2.N c6 with the next move to b8...the black can not take it
...if he tried to cover the b8 with N a3...then
3. Nx e6!
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White seems to win in whichever way, provided it has the first move from that position.

1 Nd6

If 1...Ne6 x d4, then 2 Nf7 and both d8 and h8 cannot be defended.

If 1...Ne6-g5 or d8, then 2 Nd4-c6 wins quickly.

If 1 ... Nf6-g4, or any other square, then 2 Nd4 x e6

If 1 ... Nd7-c5 (or to any other square), then 2 Nd4-c6

If 1 ... Nc7-anywhere, then again 2 Nd4 x e6 wins.

Obviously, the Knight on e7 cannot move, since it guards c8.

Also, 1 Nb4-a6 seems to win quickly.

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Right key move.d6! Thanks for solving wolfgang & Prime , ill check the a6 i guess it is right too.

Note:since 16 knights are not available we can use the all the pawns

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It seems hard for White not to win.

1 Nd4xe6 Nc7xe6 (If 1 ... Ne7-c6, 2 Nb4xc6)


2 Nc4-d6 Ne6-g5
3 Nb4-c6

OR
2 ... Ne6-d4
3 Nd6-f7

OR

2 ... Nd7-e5

3 Nb4-a6

If Black had their own tangible threats, that could reduce the number of solutoins to the problem.

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