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Chess Puzzle 68

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Chess puzzle 68: White to move and win. Author - Ladislav Prokesh, Czechoslovakia. 1930
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
King, Queen and bishop vs King and Queen is usually a draw. But there are some exceptions. This Puzzle is the case… Hint 1: Take this Puzzle as a 4-move winning combination for White. Hint 2: First, move the White Queen to check. Hint 3: Second, move the White Queen to check again. Hint 4: The 3rd move is the most important. It is by bishop, to sacrifice and pin… Then skewer…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Ladislav Prokesh. Czechoslovakia.
2. Year:    1930.

* About Ladislav Prokesh
Ladislav Prokesh (1884-1966), Czechoslovakia (this country peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993). Chess player, chess composer, professor. The author of 1159 chess puzzles. The name of Ladislav Prokesh stands in the first raw of the world’s chess composition.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
You are recommended to write down the Puzzle initial position and set up the Puzzle on the real chess board. If you are a chess beginner, please read the Puzzle Hints before solving. After solving, you can revisit this page to see the solution.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle by Ladislav Prokesh, Czechoslovakia; 1930. See the puzzle answer below.

* The Puzzle Answer
1.Qa3+!        Kd4
[1… Kc4 Qa4+ 1:0]
2.Qb4+!        Ke5
[2… Ke3 3.Bg5! Qxg5 4.Qd2+ 1:0]
3.Bg3!          Qxg3
4.Qb8+         1:0
[White has used sacrifice, pin and skewer]
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