Chess Puzzle 84

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chess endgame puzzle 84
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 84 Solution Hints
This chess puzzle is not so easy. It is beautiful, useful, and smart. Try to solve, learn the solution, and pay attention the bishop move at the end. Hint 1: Save the rook and move it 1 square to the right. Hint 2: Black will move the pawn. Hint 3: Pin the Black pawn with the rook for a while... At the end, don't forget the bishop move... The brave smart bishop says to the pawn, "I am your sacrifice. Take me if you like."

Puzzle 84 Data
1. Author: Gia Nadareishvili, former USSR.
2. Year:    1986

About the Author
Gia Nadareishvili (1921 1991) is one of the most famous chess composers of modern times. He was a Georgian by nationality, and he was a neurologist by profession. Chess was the second life of Gia Nadareishvili. He is the author of 500 chess studies. He was a co-founder of the Permanent Commission for Chess Composition which is the main FIDE body for chess composition. In 1980 he was awarded the title of Grandmaster for chess composition. He published a number of chess books on endgame studies.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

chess endgame puzzle 84

The Puzzle Answer
1. Rc1!      b2
[1... Ka3? 2. Bc3 1-0]
[1... Kb2? 2. Kb4 (Kc4) ~ 3.Bc3 1-0]
2. Rc2       Kb3
[2... Kb1 3.Rc3 Ka2 4.Bc1!! b1=Q 5.Ra3#]
3. Rc3+     Ka4
[3... Ka2 4.Bc1!! b1=Q 5. Ra3#]
4. Bc1!!     b1=Q
5. Ra3#    1-0

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