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Chess Puzzle 56

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Chess Puzzle 56: White to move and win.
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
The bishop and knight versus the rook. The Black King is almost blocked at the border… But only almost… First move the White King to block the Black King totally… This chess puzzle is mate in 4.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Pogosjants, Ernest. Famous composer.
2. Year:    1981.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
You are recommended not to solve the Chess Puzzle from the computer’s screen. Please set up the Puzzle’s position on the chess board. The Puzzle Answer is at the bottom of the page and you can revisit the page for the answer next time.

Try to solve the Chess Puzzle by yourself. You are advised to carefully analize the position, recheck your solution, and only then to see the answer to the Chess Puzzle below. Please do not look down at the Puzzle Answer before the time.

When you have seen the solution, you are recommended to set up the position and replay the puzzle again. Pay your attention to the moves marked as strong and to those as weak. Try to understand why another moves are not shown in the solution.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Picture of chess puzzle 56

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Kf4!       Rxh2
[1… Rxg1?? 2.Nf3# 1-0]
2. Bd4!       Rg2
3. Bf6+       Rg5
4. Bxg5#     1-0

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Chess puzzle 56: The bishop and knight vs rook. Mate in 4. First move the White King... Author: Pogosjants, Ernest. Year: 1981.

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