Chess Puzzle 5

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Chess endgame puzzle 5
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 5 Hints
Please analyze this endgame position to find the only winning combination for White. You may also read the following solution hints. Hint 1: Sacrifice and lock the Black king at the corner, but lock correctly. The king being locked, Black has to move the pawn. Hint 2: Simultaneous promotion to the queens and then checkmate.

Puzzle 5 Data
1. Author: Giulio Polerio (1548-1612), Italian chess player.
2. Year:    1590

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 5

The Puzzle Answer
1. Ra1!   Kxa1
2. Kc2!!  g5
[not 2. Kc1?? think why]
3. hg      h4
4. g6      h3
5. g7      h2
6. g8=Q   h1=Q
7. Qg7#  1-0

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