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White is poised with a rook and two pawns on the seventh. But Black seems to be blocking a breakthrough, What's White's correct sequence?
1. Rb8 Nxa7! doesn't work, so ...
1. a8=Q! Rxa8 2. c8Q++ Kxc8
3. Kxc6, and mate is unavoidable--
for example: 3. ... Ra1 4. Rc7+ Kb8
5. Rg7 Rc1+ 6. Bc5.
The position after 3. Kxc6 is the stronger side's dream-position in this frequently drawish R+B vs. R ending (Kramnik-Leko, 2007).
[From Chess Training Pocket Book II.]
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