White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

Just dug up another rook and pawn ending. This one is a “tour” de force.

A composition by Rinck. 1.Rg7 Kc2 2.Rg2+ Kb3 3.Ra2 Rd1 4.a7 Rd8 5.a8Q Rxa8 6.Rxa8 h3 7.Ra1 and the pawns get gobbled up. The tour of the rook around the board is clever.


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