Chess Puzzle 6

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Chess Puzzle 6: White to move and draw
White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 6 Solution Hints
If White makes any wrong first move, Black will win by moving Ra1. See the position and try to understand why. It is very important for White to find the first, correct move... The White bishop is first to go, moving close to the Black king. Unexpected but strong move. Learn and remember the first bishop move.

Puzzle 6 Data
1. Author: Ercole del Rio. Italian chess master.
2. Year:    1750




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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #



Picture of chess puzzle 6

The Puzzle Answer
1. Bb6!!  ...
[The only defense against 1... Ra1]
Variant A:
1. ...      Kxb6
2. Rxb2+ Kc5
3. Rb1         1/2-1/2
Variant B:
1. ...      Ra1
2. Bg1!   Rxb1
[Stalemate] 1/2-1/2


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