Chess Puzzle 17

Chess Puzzle 17

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Chess Puzzle 17: White to move and draw.
White to move and draw       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
The White King to take 1 step ahead to leave his Queen alone… The White Queen to make a few silent and strong moves… The Black Queen cannot take because of stalemate. The Black King cannot leave his Queen because of loss…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: The Unknown.
2. Year:    Unknown.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

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* The Puzzle Answer
1. Ka3         Kh6
[If 1. … Qxc2, then Draw by Stalemate]
2. Qd2+       Kh7
3. Qc2         a6
4. Qb1!        1/2-1/2 go upBack to Top
[Black cannot take the White Queen because of Stalemate]
[The White Queen will keep checking and moving back]

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