Chess Puzzle 56

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Chess Puzzle 56: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 56 Solution Hints
The bishop and knight versus rook and 2 pawns endgame. The Black king is almost blocked at the border of the chessboard... But only almost... The puzzle solution hints follow. The first solution hint: move the White king to block the Black king at all... The second hint: this chess puzzle is mate in 4.

Puzzle 56 Data
1. Author: Pogosjants, Ernest. Famous composer.
2. Year:    1981.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 56

The Puzzle Answer
1. Kf4!        Rxh2
[1... Rxg1?? 2. Nf3# 1-0]
2. Bd4!        Rg2
3. Bf6+        Rg5
4. Bxg5#     1-0
[Mate in 4 in the bishop and knight vs rook and pawns endgame]
[Lock the king and move the bishop clockwise to mate]

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Chess puzzle 56: The bishop and knight vs rook. Mate in 4. First move the White King... Author: Pogosjants, Ernest. Year: 1981.

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