True Brain Teaser

This puzzle, Zigman 1970, was first posted here in 2009. How does white win this position?

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DaveCubby
DaveCubby

@illyrialady - Oh, I see. This is very interesting and awesome.

illyrialady
illyrialady

I already knew that, Dave. Couldn't you tell? (I gave a hint of that a long time ago with my "You've really got to step up with this one" comment.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Qa3!! Rc8!, 2. Qe7!! Rb8, 3. Bb3!!! (Holy Toledo!!!) Ra8, 4. Ba4! (again!!) Rb8, 5. Bb5 Rc8, 6. Bc6 Rb8, 7. Bb7! Ra8, 8. Qxg7+!!! Kxg7 (forced), 9. Bxa8 and White’s winning with two pawns!!! Holy Toledo!!!!
DaveCubby
DaveCubby

At illyrialady, 5... Ra8, 6. Ba6! Rb8, 7. Bb7! Ra8, 8. Qxg7!!!! Kxg7 (forced), 9. Bxa8 and White’s winning with two g and h pawns.

illyrialady
illyrialady

That's why, in the solution, the stepping stone dance between the White bishop and the Black rook is so necessary and charming.



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