• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 82 Solution Hints
This chess endgame puzzle is useful, not difficult, and beautiful one. 2 pawns vs bishop. To win, White must promote any of his 2 pawns. Will you find the correct solution for White from the first attempt? Hint 1: First move the rightmost White pawn one square up to block the Black bishop. Hint 2: Then use the White king...
• Puzzle 82 Data
1. Author: James Mason, the United States of America.
2. Year: 1894
• About the Author
James Mason (1849-1905) was an American journalist and a very strong chess player of his time. He was the author of the popular chess books: The Principles of Chess in Theory and Practice, and The Art of Chess. He knew Mr Loyd face to face.
• Puzzle Recommendation
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. g4+! Bxg4
[1... Kxg4 2. a7 1-0]
2. Ke3 Bh3
[2. Ke3 is to prevent 2... Bf3]
[2... Bh3 is to get on g2 to intercept]
3. Kf2! 1-0
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