Chess Puzzle 10

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Chess Puzzle 10: White to move and win
White to move and win
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Puzzle 10 Solution Hints
Easy puzzle but... If the White pawn a2 moves on a4 to run for the promotion, it will be caught by the Black king running e4-d5-c6-b7-a8. You must know the square rule in chess. Is it possible for White to block the Black king road? Yes, it is. This blocking idea may be helpful in many similar positions...

Puzzle 10 Data
1. Author: R. Bianketti
2. Year:    1925




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Chess Puzzle 10

The Puzzle Answer
1. d5!!   ed
2. a4!    1-0
[Now the Black king is not able to intercept the a-pawn]
[The Black king road is blocked by its own pawn on d5]


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