Chess Puzzle 27

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Chess endgame puzzle 27
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 27 Solution Hints
Remember this typical position on pawn endgame and learn how to break through. The White middle pawn is first to move. Then the right or left pawn, depending on the answer... Black is not able to prevent the promotion. This is a typical break through (breakthrough) combination in the pawn endgame.

Puzzle 27 Data
1. Author: Sarrat, Jacob Henry (1772 - 1819)
2. Year:    1808




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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #



Chess endgame puzzle 27

The Puzzle Answer
1. b6!      axb6
[1... cxb6 2. a6! bxa6 3. c6]
2. c6!      bxc6
3. a6       1-0
[The break through combination]
[A White pawn has been promoted]



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