Chess Puzzle 9

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Chess Puzzle 9: White to move and win
White to move and win
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Puzzle 9 Solution Hints
First, move a White pawn up... The second move must be beautiful and decisive. Yes, move the same pawn up to promote and sacrifice... The third move must be made with another piece (not pawn)... To win, you must promote the second pawn.

Puzzle 9 Data
1. Author: Wilhelm Steinitz
2. Year:    1862

About the Author
Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900) was an Austrian and later American chess master player, and the world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. He was also a writer and chess theoretician. Mr Steinitz lost his title to Emanuel Lasker in 1894.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 9

The Puzzle Answer
1. h7+     Kg7   2. h8=Q+!! Kxh8
3. Kf7!     ...
Variant A:
3. ...       Rxh4  4. g7+       Kh7
5. g8=Q+   1-0
Variant B:
3. ...       Rf1+  4. Bf6+      Rxf6+
5. Kxf6    Kg8    6. g7         Kh7
7. Kf7      Kh6   8. g8=Q     1-0

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