Rook vs queen

Chess Puzzle 31

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Chess endgame puzzle 31
White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 31 Solution Hints
White is not able to prevent the promotion. The rook against the queen. But analyze the position and find the forced stalemate combination. First move the rook to check, and then again the rook is to make 2 beautiful moves — Black shall not to be happy to lose a strong opportunity to win… Learn this smart stalemate combination.

The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Cook, Eugene (1830-1915)
2. Year:    1864

Puzzle Recommendations
You may solve this chess puzzle online or using a real chess board. Find the puzzle answer (the puzzle solution) below. Analyze the solution to see the best moves for White and Black and learn the winning ideas of the chess endgame.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 31

The Puzzle Answer
1. Rb7+       Kc8
[1… Ka8?? 2. Rc7 1-0]
2. Rb5!        c1=Q
3. Rc5+!!     Qxc5
[Draw by forced stalemate]  1/2-1/2

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