Chess Puzzle 19

Chess Puzzle 19

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Chess Puzzle 19: White to move and draw.
White to move and draw       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
A famous chess puzzle by brothers Sarichev. The puzzle is not easy, and it is designed for the chess players rated 2300-2400. Sometimes, the first move which is against human logic is the only way out… First move the White King up on a white square… Then return back… The White King should balances between threatening the bishop and trying to intercept the Black pawn…

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: The Brothers Sarichev.
2. Year:    1928.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
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Try to solve the Chess Puzzle by yourself. You are advised to recheck your solution first and only then to see the answer to the Chess Puzzle below. Please do not look down at the Puzzle Answer before the time. This shall not improve your chess.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Picture of chess puzzle 19

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Kc8!! …
[Unbelievable move]
[Now the Black pawn has to move on]
1. …       b5
2. Kd7!    b4
3. Kd6!    Bf5
4. Ke5!    Bc8
5. Kd4    1/2-1/2 go upBack to Top
[The Black pawn shall not survive now]

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