Chess Puzzle 116

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Chess endgame puzzle 116
White to move and win
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Puzzle 116 Solution Hints
The rook endgame is the most common in chess... In this endgame you can see 1 rook and 2 pawns for White, and 1 rook and 3 pawns for Black. And your attention must be concentrated on the Black passed pawn on e3 at first. But do change you attention... Hint 1: Have a look at the present position of the Black rook - the rook is vulnerable. Hint 2: First attack the Black rook by moving the White king on...

Puzzle 116 Data
1. Author: Henri Rinck
2. Year:    1924

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. Henri Rinck was born in France in 1870. He got the profession of chemical engineer in Germany. In 1897 he discovered a refining process for green vegetal oils, which was applied by several olive oil factories in France and Spain. In 1900 he set up a factory in Spain. Then he lived in Spain and France. He was fond of chess and chess composition. His first endgame studies appeared in 1902. He published a number of chess books on chess composition. Henri Rinck died in 1952, and on his request he was buried with one of his chess composition book under his arm.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 116

The Puzzle Answer
1. Kg2!    Rh4
[The Black rook was attacked and has to retreat.]
[But it has no many safe squares to move. See...]

2. Kg3!    Rh6
3. Ra5+   Kc6
4. Ra6+   1-0
[The Black rook has to be lost.]

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