Chess Puzzle 25

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Chess Puzzle 25: White to move and win
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
To see the Beauty of Chess, try to solve this Puzzle by yourself. Just few hints for you: White is able to win here. The solution is unbelievable, beautiful, forced, and the only one... First move a White pawn on... The composition winning idea is based on zuzwang...

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: J. Votruba (1832-1901)
2. Year:    1887

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

Chess Puzzle 25

* The Puzzle Answer
1. g6!        fg+
2. Kxf6       g5
3. Kf5        g4
4. hg#       1-0

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