Practice Chess Combinations Puzzle

Chess Puzzle 50

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Chess Puzzle 50: White to move and win.
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
Practice chess combinations. To win this position, use the following chess combinations: pin, sacrifice, pawn fork and knight fork. First move the White rook to check… Then move the White rook again… The main goal of this chess puzzle is to trap the Black Queen.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Kling J, Horwitz B. Germany, England.
2. Year:    1851.

* 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 50

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Ra4+      Ke5
2. Ra5!       c5!
[If 2… Qxa5?, then 3.Nc6+ 1-0]
3. Rxc5!     Qxc5
4. d4+       Qxd4
[If 4… Kxd4, then 5.Ne6+ 1-0]
5. Nc6+      Kd5
6. Nxd4      Kxd4
7. Kf3!       1-0
[7.Kf3! is now the only way to win the pawn endgame]

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To win, use the next combinations: pin, sacrifice, pawn and knight forks. First check, move the Rook on a5 to pin, then sacrifice... Authors: Kling, Horwitz. Year: 1851.

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