Chess Puzzle 68

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Chess puzzle 68: White to move and win
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 68 Solution Hints
King, queen and bishop vs king and queen is usually a draw. But there are some exceptions. This puzzle is a case... Hint 1: Take this puzzle as a 4-move winning combination for White. Hint 2: First, move the White queen to check. Hint 3: Second, move the White queen to check again. Hint 4: The third move is the most important. It is by bishop to sacrifice and pin... Then skewer...

Puzzle 68 Data
1. Author: Ladislav Prokesh
2. Year:    1930

About the Author
Ladislav Prokesh (1884-1966) was a Czechoslovakian chess player, chess composer and the author of more than 1000 chess puzzles. The name of Ladislav Prokesh stands in the first raw of the world's chess composition.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle by Ladislav Prokesh, Czechoslovakia; 1930. See the puzzle answer below.

The Puzzle Answer
1. Qa3+!        Kd4
[1... Kc4 Qa4+ 1:0]
2. Qb4+!        Ke5
[2... Ke3 3. Bg5! Qxg5 4. Qd2+ 1:0]
3. Bg3!          Qxg3
4. Qb8+         1:0
[Sacrifice, pin and skewer]
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Chess puzzle by Ladislav Prokesh, 1930. The first correct move is a check by the White Queen...

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