Chess Puzzle 3

Chess Puzzle 3

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Chess Puzzle 3: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 3 Solution Hints
White must find the way to keep the Black rook immovable and allow moving only the Black king. The association with the following two words may help: "zigzag" and "ladder"… It is a long way down. At the end, checkmate at the bottom.

Puzzle 3 Data
1. Author: A. Troitzky (1866-1942), famous Russian chess composer.
2. Year:    1899

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

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* The Puzzle Answer
1. Qa8     Kg1
2. Qa7+   Kh1
3. Qb7     Kg1
4. Qb6+   Kh1
5. Qc6     Kg1
6. Qc5+   Kh1
7. Qd5     Kg1
8. Qd4+   Kh1
9. Qe4     Kg1
10. Qe3+  Kh1
11. Qf3    Kg1
12. Qf1#  1-0

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