Chess Puzzle 18

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Chess Puzzle 18: White to move and win.
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
A famous chess puzzle by Aleksej Troitzky. First, move a White piece to check. Then, move the White pawn on... Black has 2 variants to try to save the game...

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Aleksej Troitzky (1866-1942).
    Famous Russian chess composer.
2. Year:    1895.

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

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* The Puzzle Answer
1. Bh6+       Kg8
2. g7           ...
Variant 1:
2. ...           Kf7
3. g8=Q+     Kxg8
4. Ke6         Kh8
5. Kf7          e5
6. Bg7#       1-0
Variant 2:
2. ...           e6+
[Not 3. Kxe6? because of Stalemate]
3. Kd6         e5
4. Ke7         e4
5. Kf6          e3
6. Bxe3        1-0 go upBack to Top

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