Chess Puzzle 99

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Chess endgame puzzle 99
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 99 Solution Hints
Not easy chess puzzle but this chess study will help you learn the unknown winning move in the 2 rooks vs 2 rooks endgame. The winning move will be described below as Hint 2. How to win this 2 rooks vs 2 rooks and pawn endgame? Hint 1: Analyze this endgame position and pay attention how are located the opponents' kings and rooks the White position is better. Move a rook to propose a rook exchange. Think for what? Hint 2: Correct for White one-rook exchange is bad for Black, and Black must avoid it... Move the White rooks to threat mate or skewer... At final stage, move the king between the friendly rooks with attack on a Black major piece...

Puzzle 99 Data
1. Author: Bernhard Horwitz
2. Year:    1884

About the Author
Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-English chess master, chess writer and famous chess composer on endgame study. He went to school in Berlin and studied art. In 1845, he moved to London. He took part in the first international chess tournament. He composed some endgame studies together with Josef Kling.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 99

The Puzzle Answer
1. Rh2!     Rf1
[1... Rxh2? 2. Rxh2 1-0]
[1... Rg1? 2. Rbe2+ Kd1 3. Kf2!! 1-0]
2. Rbd2!   Rg1
[2. Rbd2! with mate threat 3. Rhe2#]
3. Rde2+  Kd1
[3... Kf1?? 4. Rhf2#]
4. Kf2!!    1-0
[Analyze and learn to remember the White move Kf2!!]

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