Chess Puzzle by Iosef Krikheli

Chess Puzzle 58

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful.
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Chess Puzzle 58: White to move and win.
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
The Black King has the small room and White may try to rook-mate… For White, find the 3-move winning combination: The rook, the bishop, and the bishop again… The first move by the rook is very powerful… The last, winning move is the discovered attack…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Iosef Krikheli.
Chess player and composer. Georgia.
2. Year:    1986.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
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When you have seen the solution, you are recommended to set up the position and replay the puzzle again. Pay your attention to the moves marked as strong and to those as weak. Try to understand why another moves are not shown in the solution.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Picture of chess puzzle 58

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Rd3!       Qa7+
[1… Qa7+ is the only way to prevent 2.Rh3]
2. Bd4        Qd7
[2… Qd7 is to prevent 3.Rh3#]
3. Bg7+      Qxg7
[3.Bg7+ is a discovered attack – Black has to take]
4. Rh3#      1-0
[or 3… Kxg7 4.Rxd7+ 1:0]

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Chess puzzle 58. Online endgame. Find the 3-move winning combination: rook, bishop, bishop again and discovered attack. Author: Iosef Krikheli. Year: 1986.

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