Bishop and pawn vs 2 pawns

Chess Puzzle 90

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Chess Puzzle 90: White to move and win
White to move and win
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Puzzle 90 Solution Hints
The bishop and pawn vs 2 pawns endgame. The both parties may promote — and it seems that Black must be first in promoting at least 1 of 2 passed pawns. How to win for White? Use the bishop to stop promotion at the very first move… Analyze the solution and learn this maneuver.

Puzzle 90 Data
1. Author: Selesniev Aleksei
2. Year:    1916

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 90

The Puzzle Answer
1. Bd4!!        …
[Bishop attacks g1 but the bishop can be taken…]
[Bishop sacrifice! But for what? See the next line.]
[1… Kxd4? 2. c8=Q g1=Q 3. Qc5+ 1-0]
1. …           g1=Q
2. Bxg1        a2
3. Bd4!!       Kxd4
4. c8=Q       a1=Q
5. Qh8+       1-0

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Endgame puzzle 90 at Only best, famous, and beautiful. Author - Alexei Selesniev, publishing year - 1916.

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