• White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 94 Solution Hints
Beautiful chess endgame puzzle to learn. Using this endgame puzzle you may learn swischenzug (intermediate move) and zugzwang based on making mate threat and threat of skewer to take the Black rook... Hint 1: First move the White rook to check. Hint 2: Move the White rook to check again... Hint 3: The second check is not just for checking but to occupy rank 7 for making the brilliant third move by the rook...
• Puzzle 94 Data
1. Author: Aleksei Studenetski
2. Year: 1939
• About the Author
Aleksei Studenetski (1912-1988) was a Russian direct mate and chess endgame composer. He fought as a soldier during World War II and was a journalist by profession. In 1939 he invented the mnemonic chess rule that allows to quickly calculate whether 2 isolated unsupported pawns can be promoted on not. Several times he become the chess champion of an region inside the Russian Federation.
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Rg8+ Kd7
2. Rg7+ Ke8
[Check Rg7+ is needed to occupy rank 7]
3. Rh7!! c4
[Swischenzug (intermediate move) and zugzwang]
4. Kd6! Rd8+
[4. Ke6? Rc6+! 5. Kd5 Ra6 1/2-1/2]
5. Ke6 1-0
[White will mate or win the rook]
[Replay other variations for Black]
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