White to play and win (position taken from the excellent “van Perlo’s Endgame Tactics”).

EG81HenningsWalter↓↓↓ Solution below ↓↓↓

 

↓↓↓ Solution below ↓↓↓

 

↓↓↓ Solution below ↓↓↓

 

↓↓↓ Solution below ↓↓↓

 

White would like to play g7 followed by Bh7+ winning but Black can block with f5 then win the g7 pawn after Bf6. White solves this with

1. Bg5!! if the Bishop is taken then g7 as f5 is no longer available and f5 drops the Bishop on d8. The game continued 1…Be7 2. g7 1-0

EG81HenningsWalter2More testing would be 1…Be6 2. g7! e4 3. Bxe4 f5 when White needs 4. Bd5! Black will have to take on d5 or lose the Bishop so 4…Bxg5+ 5 Kxg5 Bxd5 6 Kxg7 7 Kxf5 and White will win thanks to his passed d-pawn.

 

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