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Chess Puzzle 57

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Chess Puzzle 57: White to move and win
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
First move the left rook up to check… Then, in the same manner, move the right rook up to check… Keep checking like you are going to deliver the linear rook mate… Then make a strong, sacrificing move which is a typical move to win similar positions…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: M. Platov.
2. Year:   1927.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 57

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Ra4+        Kg5
2. Rc5+        Kf6
3. Ra6+        Ke7
4. Rc7+        Kd8
5. Rh7!         Qg2
[5.Rh7! is a typical sacrifice in similar positions, see below:]
[5.Rh7! ; if 5.Qxh7??, then 6.Ra8+ Ke7 7.Ra7+ Kf6 8.Rxh7 1-0]
[The above is a typical skewer combination 1-0]
[5… Qg2 is the only move to prevent mate on a8]
6. Ra8+!       Qxa8
7. Rh8+        1-0

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2 rooks vs queen. First move the left rook up to check... Then move in the same manner the right rook up to check... Author - M. Platov. Year - 1927.

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