• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 44 Solution Hints
To win, White must promote the left pawn. The right White pawn is less valuable. But this pawn maybe sacrificed to block the bishop... First move the left pawn... After having a try to solve this puzzle, please learn the solution... This puzzle must give you a few good ideas how to promote in this typical position.
• Puzzle 44 Data
1. Author: Otten, Henry (1855-1930); Germany.
2. Year: 1892
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. a5 Bf8 [w/ next on c5]
2. Kd5 Bh6 [w/ next on e3]
3. g5+!! Bxg5
[Pawn sacrifice and naked pawn fork!!]
[The bishop is not able to move on d8]
[3... Kxg5 a6 1-0]
4. Ke4! Bh4 [w/ next on f2]
5. Kf3 1-0
[The bishop is not able prevent the promotion]
Endgames: Puzzles 1-30