How To: Play the lonely king chess puzzle by Sam Lloyd

Play the lonely king chess puzzle by Sam Lloyd

This is an interesting chess game presented by Serguei Vorojtsov. Mate this king in only three moves!

Samuel Loyd (January 31, 1841--April 10, 1911), born in Philadelphia and raised in New York, was an American chess player, chess composer, puzzle author, and recreational mathematician.

As a chess composer, he authored a number of chess problems, often with witty themes. At his peak, Lloyd was one of the best chess players in the U.S., and was ranked 15th in the world, according to His playing style was flawed, as he tried to create fantastic combinations over the board, rather than simplifying and going for the win.

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