Chess Puzzle 27

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Chess Puzzle 27: White to move and win
White to move and win       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
Remember this typical position on pawn endgame and learn how to break through. The White middle pawn is first to move. Then the right or left pawn, depending on the answer... Black is not able to prevent the promotion.

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Sarrat, Jacob Henry (1772 - 1819)
2. Year:    1808

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 27

* The Puzzle Answer
1. b6!      ab
[1... cb 2.a6! ba 3.c6]
2. c6!      bc
3. a6       1-0
[The break through combination is conducted]
[A White pawn has been promoted]

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