Chess Puzzle 16

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Chess Puzzle 16: White to move and draw.
White to move and draw       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
The stalemate combination... Each White pawn must take a step... and be taken by the Black bishop who has to take. But which pawn must be first, which second, and which the last one to move... The order is very important...

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Rubesamen H.
2. Year:   1938.

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

Picture of chess puzzle 16

* The Puzzle Answer
1. d6         Bxd6
2. b8=Q+   Bxb8
3. c7         Bxc7
[or 3. ...   Kxc7]
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Great endgame puzzle by H. Rubesamen. 3 pawns against the bishop. Use the stalemate combination to draw.

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