Rook and 2 pawns vs rook and pawn

Chess Puzzle 91

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Chess Puzzle 91: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 91 Solution Hints
Rook and 2 pawns vs rook and a pawn. To win, White must promote. The first question arised — to take the Black pawn, or not to take and move the White f5 pawn ahead… The puzzle solution hint — move the White f5 pawn ahead. The purpose of this move is to be closer to promotion, to secure the f-pawn from immediate attack of the Black rook, and — the most important — to clear rank 5 for the White rook. Learn this beautiful winning move by the rook.

Puzzle 91 Data
1. Author: Rinck Henri
2. Year:    1906

About the Author
Rinck Henri (1870 – 1952), the famous chess composer, the most productive, considered world’s number one in chess endgame composition, a French by nationality, lived in France and Spain, graduated as a chemical engineer, in 1897 he discovered a refining process for green vegetal oils.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 91

The Puzzle Answer
1. f6!        Rxe2
[By moving f6, White clears rank 5 for his rook]
2. Rh5+     Kb6
[And now below is the main move of the White rook]
[Learn the purpose of the move of the White rook]
3. Rf5!!     exf5
4. f7       1-0
[Remember the rook move Rf5 to block the promotion file!]

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Endgame puzzle 91, rook and 2 pawns vs rook and a pawn, Henri Rinck, year - 1906.

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