How to promote the passing pawn

Chess Puzzle 89

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Chess Puzzle 89: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 89 Solution Hints
This endgame puzzle will help you learn 2 winning ideas of the chess endgame. How to promote the passing pawn on h4? First, sacrifice the White knight to place the Black knight away from the passing pawn (good, but it is not enough)… Second, sacrifice a pawn to block the d6 square for Black knight… Now you can promote your passing pawn – the Black knight is out of reach.

Puzzle 89 Data
1. Author: Alexei Troitzky
2. Year:    1896

Puzzle 89 Solving Recommendations
You may solve this chess endgame puzzle online or using a real chess board. Find the Puzzle Answer below. See the solution to analyze the best moves for White and Black and learn the winning ideas of the chess endgame.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 89

The Puzzle Answer
1. Na3+!!      Nxa3
[Knight sacrifice to place the Black knight away of the h-pawn]
[The Black knight is still able to reach by moving Nb5-Nd6-Nf7]
2. d6!           exd6
[Now the d6 square is blocked with a Black friendly piece]
[The Black knight is not able to reach the passing pawn]
3. h5            1-0
[Now you can promote…]

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