• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 90 Solution Hints
The bishop and pawn vs 2 pawns endgame. The both parties may promote — and it seems that Black must be first in promoting at least 1 of 2 passed pawns. How to win for White? Use the bishop to stop promotion at the very first move... Analyze the solution and learn this maneuver.
• Puzzle 90 Data
1. Author: Selesniev Aleksei
2. Year: 1916
• Puzzle Recommendations
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Bd4!! ...
[Bishop attacks g1 but the bishop can be taken...]
[Bishop sacrifice! But for what? See the next line.]
[1... Kxd4? 2. c8=Q g1=Q 3. Qc5+ 1-0]
1. ... g1=Q
2. Bxg1 a2
3. Bd4!! Kxd4
4. c8=Q a1=Q
5. Qh8+ 1-0
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