Chess Puzzle 64

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Chess Puzzle 64: White to move and win
White to move and win
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Puzzle 64 Solution Hints
It's not so easy but... Hint 1: 1. Kd2? is wrong because Black will play 1... Bb3 to stop the h5-pawn. Hint 2: 1. h6 is the first correct move Black will play 1... Bb1 (the best answer). Hint 3: Then, move the king to block... Then, the pawn... The king again... Hint 4: The final phase simultaneous promotion and 2 queens on the board... But White is able to checkmate before the Black queen makes any move...

Puzzle 64 Data
1. Author: Gregor Werner
2. Year:    1986

About the Author
Gregor Werner (born in 1955) is a German chess composer. He composes direct mates, endgame studies and helpmates.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle 64

The Puzzle Answer
1. h6     Bb1   [1. Kd2?   Bb3]
2. Kd2     c4   [2. h7?     d2+]
3. h7     c3+
4. Kxc3   d2    [4. Kd1?  c2+ 5. Kd2  c1=Q+ 6. Kxc1  d2+]
5. h8=Q  d1=Q  [5... d1=N+?  6.Kb3+]
6. Kb4+    Ka2
7. Qa8+    Kb2
8. Qa3+    Kc2
9. Qc3#   1-0

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Chess puzzle by Gregor Werner; Germany, 1986. Move the pawn first... Simultaneous promotion but White is first to checkmate.

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