Chess Puzzle 9

Chess Puzzle 9

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Chess Puzzle 9: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 9 Solution Hints
First, move a White pawn up… The second move must be beautiful and decisive. Yes, move the same pawn up to promote and sacrifice… The third move must be made with another piece (not pawn)… To win, you must promote the second pawn.

Puzzle 9 Data
1. Author: Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900). The world chess champion 1886-1894.
2. Year: Unknown

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 9

The Puzzle Answer
1. h7+       Kg7
2. h8=Q+!! Kxh8
3. Kf7!!      …
Variant A:
3. …         Rxh4
4. g7+       Kh7
5. g8=Q+   1-0
Variant B:
3. …         Rf1+
4. Bf6+      Rxf6+
5. Kxf6       Kg8
6. g7         Kh7
7. Kf7        Kh6
8. g8=Q     1-0

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