Chess Puzzle by Gia Nadareishvili

Chess Puzzle 84

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful.
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White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
This chess puzzle is not so easy. It is beautiful, useful, and smart. Try to solve, learn the solution, and pay attention the bishop move at the end. Hint 1: Save the rook and move it 1 square to the right. Hint 2: Black should move the pawn. Hint 3: Pin the Black pawn with the rook for a while… At the end, don’t forget the bishop move… The brave smart bishop who will say to the pawn, "I am your sacrifice. Take me if you like."

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Gia Nadareishvili, former USSR.
2. Year:    1986.

* About Gia Nadareishvili
Gia Nadareishvili is one of the most famous chess composers of modern times. His life years were 1921 – 1991. He was a Georgian by nationality, and he was a neurologist by profession. The game of chess was the second life of Gia Nadareishvili. He is the author of 500 chess studies. He was a co-founder of the Permanent Commission for Chess Composition which is the main FIDE body for chess composition. In 1980 he was awarded the title of Grandmaster for chess composition. He published a number of chess books on endgame studies.

* 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. If you are a chess master, you must solve the puzzle without reading the Puzzle Hints. After solving, you can revisit this page to see the puzzle solution (answer) below.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle by Gia Nadareishvili

* The Puzzle Answer
1.Rc1!      b2
[If 1… Ka3?, then 2.Bc3 1-0]
[If 1… Kb2?, then 2.Kb4(Kc4) and then 3.Bc3 1-0]
2.Rc2       Kb3
[2… Kb1 3.Rc3 Ka2 4.Bc1!! b1=Q 5.Ra3#]
3.Rc3+     Ka4
[If 3… Ka2, then 4.Bc1!! b1=Q 5.Ra3#]
4.Bc1!!     b1=Q
5.Ra3#    1-0

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