Chess Puzzle 102

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Chess endgame puzzle 102
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 102 Solution Hints
Rook and pawn vs rook. Study this chess endgame composition to learn 2 methods of promoting the pawn in the rook and pawn vs rook ending. This 2 methods to promote are simple and very common in the rook endgame. Hint 1: First move the pawn on e7. Hint 2: Then the White rook is to deliver check... Hint 3: The puzzle solution shows 2 methods of promoting the pawn as 2 variations that Black can answer...

Puzzle 102 Data
1. Author: Henri Rinck
2. Year:    1930

About the Author
Henri Rinck (18701952) is a famous chess composer and the most productive creator of endgame studies. He is considered the number one in chess endgame composition. He was a French by nationality and lived in France and Spain. Henri Rinck was graduated as a chemical engineer.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 102

The Puzzle Answer
1. e7       Re4
[1... Rb8 2. Ra6+ Kb4 3. Rb6+! Rxb6 4. e8=Q 1-0]
2. Rh3+    Kb4
3. Rh4!     Rxh4
4. e8=Q    1-0
[2 methods to promote the pawn are with rook sacrifice]
[1st is shown as main variation with rook sacrifice and pin]
[2nd as variation with rook sacrifice and fork with check]

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