Chess Puzzle 7

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Chess endgame puzzle 7
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 7 Solution Hints
You may easily find the first correct move for White... Yes, the first correct one is to move the bishop one square up. But it is only beginning and what to do if Black will answer, for example, with simple Rf8? The correct answer is to find a waiting move to place Black in zugzwang. Such a move is called intermediate move or zwischenzug (the German word for intermediate move).

Puzzle 7 Data
1. Author: Rinaldo Bianchetti
2. Year:    1925

About the Author
Rinaldo Bianchetti (18821963) was an Italian endgame composer. He has proposed the theory of reciprocal squares in the pawn endgames.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 7

The Puzzle Answer
1. Bb2!   Rf8
[1... Ra6+? 2. Ra3+ 1-0]
[1... Kg8? 2. Rg3+ 1-0]

2. Rc7+  Kg8
3. Rg7+  Kh8
4. Ka2!!  1-0
[White made the waiting move 4. Ka2!! to zugzwang Black]
[Such move is called zwischenzug or intermediate move]
[Black king locked any move of Black rook is loosing]

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