Chess Puzzle by Henri Rinck

Chess Puzzle 83

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
Try to solve this chess puzzle, study the solution and learn the new idea how to win in similar positions. Hint 1: First move the leftmost rook to the right to threat the linear rook mate. The Black King will have only 1 correct move. Hint 2: Have you ever seen the White King who retreats every move one step down to deliver the discovered check? Hint 3: Skewer.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Henri Rinck, France.
2. Year:    1917.

* About Henri Rinck
Henri Rinck is a famous chess composer – very famous. He was born in France in 1870. By profession, he was a chemical engineer. He lived in Spain and France. He was fond of chess. He published a number of chess books on chess composition. His first endgame studies appear in 1902. Henri Rinck died in 1952, and on his request he was buried with one of his chess composition book under his arm.

* 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 #

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* The Puzzle Answer
1.Rg2+      Kf8
[If 1… Kh8? or Kh7?, then 2.Rh1+ Qa5 3.Rxa5# 1-0]
2.Kg5+!     Kg7
[The White King retreats to deliver the discovered check]
[If the Black King moves g8-f8, the result will be the same]
3.Kf4+       Kf6
4.Kg3+      Kg5
5.Kf2+       Kf4
6.Kg1+      Ke3
7.Re1+      1-0

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