Complicated Position Puzzle

Chess Puzzle 35

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Chess Puzzle 35: White to move and win
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
Try to find the only winning way in a complicated position… A complicated position puzzle… Also, good puzzle on the correct promotion… May be not so easy… First sacrifice and move the White rook to check in order to prepare the pawn fork…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: A. Selesniev
2. Year:    1935

* The Puzzle Recommendation
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 35

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Rc8+!!   Kxc8
2. b7+       Kb8
3. d5!        Kc7
[after 3.d5, Black falls into zugzwang]
4. ba=B!       …
[ 1/2-1/2 ‘draw by stalemate]
4. …         Kb8
5. Bb7       Kc7
6. Kxa7      1-0

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A complicated position puzzle by A. Selesniev. Find the winning combination for White. The White rook to move. Find the correct promotion at the end of the combination.

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