I discovered this puzzle some 20 years ago. Not sure from where but i suspect it must be from one of those Chernev’s or Kmoch’s book or maybe from one of Leonard Barden’s newspaper cutting. Sorry, i could not remember the source but i still remember the puzzle, the story behind it and the solution.
Hope you enjoyed it!
White to play and win
Napoleon (Black King at h7) is being hunted by Prussian armies (white pieces). Question is...which square is Waterloo (place where Napoleon was defeated)?
Hint:Just continue checking with the knights. Black’s reply is forced.
So Waterloo is the a3 square.
"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war."
– Napoleon Bonaparte
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
"I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets."
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