Chess Puzzle 20

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Chess Puzzle 20: White to move and draw.
White to move and draw       [The Answer at the bottom]
* The Puzzle Hints
White cannot prevent the Black promotion (see 2 Black pawns running down in a big smile). But... the White pieces can be 3 moves apart from locking themselves into stalemate... And it does not matter where Black will move and how many Queens he will have...

* The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Campbell, Joseph Graham (1830-1891).
2. Year:    1855

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

Picture of chess puzzle 20

* The Puzzle Answer
1. Bd2        h2
2. Ba5        h1=Q
3. b4         1/2-1/2 go upBack to Top
[White pieces locked themselves]
[White now has no any legal move]
[Black cannot unlock. For example: 3... Qe4 Stalemate]

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