• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 10 Solution Hints
This chess endgame puzzle is not difficult. If the White pawn a2 moves on a4 to run for the promotion, it will be caught by the Black king running e4-d5-c6-b7-a8. You do know the square rule in chess. Is it possible to block the Black king's road by a friendly piece of Black? This blocking idea may help in many similar positions...
• Puzzle 10 Data
1. Author: Rinaldo Bianchetti
2. Year: 1925
• About the Author
Rinaldo Bianchetti (1882–1963) was an Italian endgame composer. He has proposed the theory of reciprocal squares in the pawn endgames.
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. d5!! ed
[Sacrifice to block d5 with a friendly piece of Black]
2. a4! 1-0
[Now the Black king is not able to intercept the a-pawn]
[The Black king's road is blocked by friendly pawn on d5]
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