Chess Puzzle 13

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Chess endgame puzzle 13
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 13 Solution Hints
The "obvious" move of White Rb8 will result in loss 1. ... Rc8!! 2. Rxc8 a2... This chess puzzle is not difficult, and it will help you learn a useful promotion combination connected with sacrifice. The first piece of White to move is a pawn...

Puzzle 13 Data
1. Author: Philip Stamma
2. Year:    1745

About the Author
Philip Stamma (1705-1755) was a native of Aleppo, Syria; later a resident of England and France. He is considered to be a pioneer of modern chess.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 13

The Puzzle Answer
1. c8=Q!    Rxc8
[1. Rb8? Rc8!! 2. Rxc8 a2]
2. Rc7+      Rxc7
3. bc         a2
4. c8=Q+   1-0
[Sacrifice at promotion to delivering the rook fork]
[and promote another pawn with check to get on c1]

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