Chess Puzzle 113

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Chess endgame puzzle 113
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 113 Solution Hints
Bishop and pawn vs rook to win. Try to solve this endgame puzzle and learn how to promote the pawn in this typical endgame position... At seeing the solution, learn also how the Black rook must play in this endgame to use possible White mistakes to prevent the pawn promotion... Hint 1: First move the pawn on, then cover the pawn with the bishop... Hint 2: Black must take the pawn. To take the pawn, the Black rook must always check the White king from rank 1 in a try to get on rank 8...

Puzzle 113 Data
1. Author: Johann Berger
2. Year:    1887

About the Author
Johann Berger (full name Johann Nepomuk Berger, 1845-1933) was an Austrian chess master, theorist, endgame study composer, author and editor. Johann Berger published more than 100 endgame studies, many of which gave notable contributions to endgame theory. His book Theory and Practice of the Endgame was published in 1891.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 113

The Puzzle Answer
1. f7      Rf1
2. Bf6    Re1+
3. Kd7   Rd1+
4. Kc7   Rc1+
[4. Kc6? Rd8! 5. Bxd8 Kg7 1/2-1/2]
5. Kb7   Rb1+
6. Ka7   1-0
[The Black rook may not move on a1]
[6. Ka8? Rg1! 7. f8=Q Rg8 1/2-1/2]
[Learn the White mistakes 4. Kc6? and 6. Ka8?]

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