Practical Chess Puzzle by Henri Rinck

Chess Puzzle 87

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
Simple and practical chess puzzle, and a good test for your attentiveness… Hint 1: First move the night to attack the Black king and to block the c-line. Hint 2: To win, you must promote the pawn… But promote correctly… See the puzzle answer, to compare the solutions and learn.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Henri Rinck; France.
2. Year:    1930.

* About Henri Rinck
Henri Rinck is a famous chess composer of all times. He is considered a architect of modern chess composition. His name is well-known to the real lovers of chess endgame study. Henri Rinck was born in France on January 10, 1870. He graduated as a chemical engineer and discovered a refining process for green vegetal oils. He was fond of chess. Henri Rinck is the author of more than 1600 endgame studies. He died in Spain on February 17, 1952.

* 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 or Grandmaster, 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 #
Practical Chess Puzzle by Henri Rinck

* The Puzzle Answer
1.Nc2+       Ka2
2.c7           Rb8!
3.cxb8=B!    1-0
[3.cxb8=Q?? or 3.cxb8=R?? is a draw by stalemate]
Note. The knight and bishop must always mate the lonely king.

See How to Mate with the Knight and Bishop

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