To win, white must promote a pawn to a Bishop 5 times!
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for February 5, 2021.
For today’s episode, I present an absolutely brilliant puzzle as a tribute to the great chess problem composer Mikhail Afanasievich Zinar whom today, it was announced, has died. In my humble opinion, the two endgame study composers who mastered the pawn better than all the rest in history are Nikolai Grigoriev and Mikhail Afanasievich Zinar. And now as partial proof to this assertion, I present a puzzle by Mikhail Afanasievich Zinar first published in 1983.
For complete analysis of the solution, please watch the accompanying video.
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