Chess Puzzle 18

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Chess endgame puzzle 18
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 18 Solution Hints
A famous chess puzzle by Aleksey Troitzky. First, move a White piece to check. Then, move the White pawn on... Black has 2 variants to try to save the game...

Puzzle 18 Data
1. Author: Aleksey Troitzky (1866-1942).
    Famous Russian chess composer.
2. Year:    1895

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 18

The Puzzle Answer
1. Bh6+   Kg8    2. g7        ...
Variant 1:
2. ...       Kf7    3. g8=Q+   Kxg8
4. Ke6!    Kh8    5. Kf7!      e5
6. Bg7#    1-0
Variant 2:
2. ...       e6+    3. Kd6      e5
[3. Kxe6? - draw by stalemate]
4. Ke7     e4      5. Kf6       e3
6. Bxe3     1-0

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