Chess Puzzle by V. Platov

Chess Puzzle 62

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful.
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Chess Puzzle 62: White to move and win.
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
Hint 1: 1.g8=Q? is a mistake because 1… Rh1+ 2.Kg3 Rg1+ 3.Kf4 Rxg8. Hint 2: The first correct move is this 1.Bd6! Hint 3: But even after 1.Bd6!, Black will have a lot of attempts to fight to the end. Try to find all the best moves for White and for Black as well – learn the Puzzle Answer. Hint 4: Below the Puzzle Answer, find a useful link on the Queen vs Rook endgame.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Platov, V. Famous composer.
2. Year:    1906.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
You are recommended not to solve the Chess Puzzle from the computer’s screen. Please set up the Puzzle’s position on the chess board. The Puzzle Answer is at the bottom of the page and you can revisit the page for the answer next time.

Try to solve the Chess Puzzle by yourself. You are advised to carefully analize the position, recheck your solution, and only then to see the answer to the Chess Puzzle below. Please do not look down at the Puzzle Answer before the time.

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 62

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Bd6!     Rh1+
[1… Rxd6? 2.g8=Q 1:0]
[1… Rd4+? 2.Kh5 Rg4 3.Bf4+ Kc2 4.Bg5 1:0]
2. Bh2      Rxh2+
3. Kg3      Rh1
4. Kf2!      Rh2+
[4.Kg2? Rh4 5.g8=Q Rg4+ 1/2-1/2]
5. Kf3       Rh3+
6. Kf4       Rh4+
7. Kxf5      Rh5+
8. Kf4       Rh4+
[8.Kf6? Rh6+ 9.Kf7 Rh7 1/2-1/2]
[8.Kf6? Rh6+ 9.Kg5 Rh1 1/2-1/2]
9. Kf3       Rh3+
10. Kg2     1-0
[Note: The Queen vs Rook endgame is a winning one. You can use the link below to learn more on the Queen vs Rook endgame.]

As an useful follow-up to this puzzle, you can see:
Video: Queen vs Rook Endgame

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Chess puzzle by V. Platov. Puzzle year: 1906. Go for the Queen vs Rook endgame. The first correct move is Bd6!

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