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Player: LayZ Style Subject: Puzzle #4
|This is a study from a game by a world champion.|
White to move and win!
|1 cc1422628553||2014-03-14 14:51:43|
3.Ra3 and white promotes
2.Rd8 KxR and white promotes
5.RxR and wins endgame KR v K
|2 LayZ Style||2014-03-15 15:39:51|
|You got it extopian. Good work!||-|
|3 LayZ Style||2014-03-15 15:47:05|
|This is a game of Alexander Alekhine at Tidschrift v.d. KNSB, 1933.|
The solution was as stated by extopian.
|4 LayZ Style||2014-03-15 15:57:02|
|Oops! Accidentally pressed the Post Reply.|
The king has no choice but to block the back rank, with the result that the black rook cannot prevent the a-pawn from slipping through.
If after 1...Rg1
3.Ra3! blocks the rook.
5.Qb7+ is the end.
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