Chess Endgame Puzzle by Van Fleet

Chess Puzzle 21

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Chess endgame puzzle 21
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 21 Solution Hints
Learn how to win this chess endgame position, and the following solution hints must help you. Hint 1: Keep all the time the White king at the corner. Hint 2: Because the White king is at the corner, the Black queen has not to leave the line c6-h1 to pin the pawn and prevent the promotion. Hint 3: The White queen is to deliver a series of checks to be sacrifice and place the Black pieces along the b-file… Then promotion and skewer to win…

Puzzle 21 Data
1. Author: Van Fleet
2. Year:    Unknown

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 21

The Puzzle Answer
1. Qb4!!      …
[Black queen must move along c6-h1]
Variant 1:
1…    Qf3 (Qd5)  2. Qa4+    Kb6
3. Qb3+    Qxb3  4. b8=Q+   1-0
Variant 2:
1. …         Qh1   2. Qa3+    Kb6
3. Qb2+     Kc7
[3… Ka6 4. Qa2+ Kb6 5. Qb1+!]
4. Qh2+!   Qxh2  5. b8=Q+   1-0
Variant 3:
1. …         Qg2   2. Qa3+    Kb6
3. Qb2+     Qxb2  4. b8=Q+  1-0

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