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Chess Puzzle 59

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Chess Puzzle 59: White to move and draw.
White to move and draw       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
In this position, White should go for stalemate. First move the White pawn and the Black King will have only one legal move… Then move the White bishop to check and – pay attention – the Black knight will counter-check… What will you do next?

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Nadareishvili Gia. Chess composer.
2. Year:    1986.

* The Puzzle Recommendation
You are recommended not to solve the Chess Puzzle from the computer’s screen. Please set up the Puzzle’s position on the chess board. The Puzzle Answer is at the bottom of the page and you can revisit the page for the answer next time.

Try to solve the Chess Puzzle by yourself. You are advised to carefully analize the position, recheck your solution, and only then to see the answer to the Chess Puzzle below. Please do not look down at the Puzzle Answer before the time.

When you have seen the solution, you are recommended to set up the position and replay the puzzle again. Pay your attention to the moves marked as strong and to those as weak. Try to understand why another moves are not shown in the solution.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Picture of chess puzzle 59

* The Puzzle Answer
1. g7+       Kg8
[1… Kg8 is the only legal move for Black]
2. Bd5+      Nf7+
[2… Nf7+ is the best answer here for Black]
3. Bxf7+     Kxf7
[If 3.Kg6??, then 3… Bd3+! 4.Kf6 a1=Q+ 0-1]
4. Kh7       Bd3+
5. Kh8       a1=Q
[Black has to promote, otherwise 6.g8=Q+]
[Stalemate] 1/2-1/2

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Chess puzzle 59: Go for stalemate. Move the pawn, then the bishop... Author: Nadareishvili Gia. Puzzle Year: 1986.

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