Chess Puzzle 87

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chess endgame puzzle 87
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 87 Solution Hints
Simple and practical chess puzzle, and a good test for your attentiveness... Hint 1: First move the night to attack the Black king and to block the c-line. Hint 2: To win, you must promote the pawn... But promote correctly... See the puzzle answer, to compare the solutions and please carefully learn.

Puzzle 87 Data
1. Author: Henri Rinck; France.
2. Year:    1930.

About the Author
Henri Rinck is a famous chess composer of all times. He is considered a architect of modern chess composition. His name is well-known to the real lovers of chess endgame study. Henri Rinck was born in France on January 10, 1870. He graduated as a chemical engineer and discovered a refining process for green vegetal oils. He was fond of chess. Henri Rinck is the author of more than 1600 endgame studies. He died in Spain on February 17, 1952.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

chess endgame puzzle 87

The Puzzle Answer
1. Nc2+        Ka2!
2. c7            Rb8!
3. cxb8=B!!    1-0
[3. cxb8=Q? is a draw by stalemate]
Note. The knight and bishop must always mate the lonely king.

See Mate with the Knight and Bishop

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