Queen vs 2 rooks

Chess Puzzle 92

A best endgame puzzle in chess. Famous and beautiful to learn.
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Chess Puzzle 92: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 92 Solution Hints
By material the queen is equal to 2 rooks. It is difficult to win in the queen vs 2 rooks endgame for the both parties. In this chess endgame, White is to win. Try to find the correct solution and learn… Each move must be intentional. First move the queen on b3 to check… The winning idea is to deliver a forced skewer and win a rook to win the endgame… How can you force a Black rook to choose a wrong step to be skewered?

Puzzle 92 Data
1. Author: Salkind Lazard
2. Year:    1922

About the Author
Lazard Borisovich Salkind (1886-1945), a great Russian chess composer, during Stalin’s time was accused of being a Menshevik and sent to the Gulag prison for 8 years.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 92

The Puzzle Answer
1. Qb3+     Kc1
[1… Ka1?? 2. Qb2#]
2. Qc3+     Kd1
[2… Kb1?? 3. Qb2#]
3. Qd3+     Kc1
4. Kb3!!     Rh2
[Learn the White move Kb3 and find its purpose]
[Think why Black had to play Rh2]
5. Qc3+     Kd1
[Think why Black had to play Kd1 but not Kb1]
6. Qa1+     Kd2
7. Qb2+     1-0
[This is a way how the queen can disarm 2 rooks]

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Endgame puzzle 92, queen vs 2 rooks. Author - Salkind Lazard, publishing year - 1922.

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