• White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 8 Solution Hints
Black has 2 extra pawns and is threatening to mate by Re1. But maybe White is able to make a forced stalemate here... The White king is to stay where it is, and the White rook to do the rest. First deliver check, then use the crazy rook.
• Puzzle 8 Data
1. Alessandro Salvio (1570-1640). Italian chess player. The unofficial world champion around the year 1600.
2. Year: 1634
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Rh7+ Kg3
2. Re7 Ra8
[If 2... Rxe7, then stalemate]
3. Ra7 Rc8
4. Rc7 1/2-1/2
[The White rook has turned crazy, and...]
[Black cannot take the rook because of stalemate]
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