Chess Puzzle 2

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Chess endgame puzzle 2
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 2 Solution Hints
Pay attention that the White rook on c5 is under attack and Black is threatening mate by moving Rh8. The first move of White must be the most important one... Hint 1: How about to correctly sacrifice a rook? Just move the right rook to the right to sacrifice and block the h-file. Hint 2: Then deliver skewer or checkmate.

Puzzle 2 Data
1. Author: Unknown
2. Year:    Appeared more than 750 years ago.




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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #



Chess endgame puzzle 2

The Puzzle Answer
1. Rh5!    Rxh5
[1... Rg1 2. Ra6#]
[1... Rc1 2. Ra6+ Rc6 3. Rh6+]

2. Ra6+   Ke5
3. Ra5+   1-0


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