Chess Puzzle 71

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Chess puzzle 71
White to move and win
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Puzzle 71 Solution Hints
Black is waiting for a White mistake Black is eager to checkmate... Watch the Black move Qh3#. Because of this, White has the only way: check, check, check, check... Hint 1: Move the White queen on a white square to check... Hint 2: Then move a White pawn to check... Hint 3: Then a series of checks only by the White queen and checkmate. Altogether, 9 moves... Mate in 9.

Puzzle 71 Data
1. Author: William Bone, England.
2. Year:    1843.

About the Author
William Bone is a famous chess composer. He was born in England on 31 August 1810. William Bone passed away on 14 December 1874.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess puzzle by William Bone. Puzzle year: 1843

The Puzzle Answer
1. Qc8+ Kf7   2. e6+!  Kf6
3. Qf8+  Ke5 [3... Kxe6?? 4. Qf5#]
4. Qf5+  Kd4  5. Qd5+  Kc3
6. Qb3+ Kd4  7. Qc4+  Ke5
8. Qd5+ Kf6 [Kf4]
9. Qf5#  1:0   [Mate in 9]

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