Stalemate Draw

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For beginners, chess puzzle 9
White to move: Draw in 1 move
Puzzle 9 solution hint: [Sacrifice the rook]
Puzzle 9 solution at the bottom.    Next Puzzle 10

For beginners, chess puzzle 10
White to move: Draw in 1 move
Puzzle 10 solution hint: [Deliver check and sacrifice]
Puzzle 10 solution at the bottom.

Solution to Puzzle 9
puzzle 9
1. Rc4+ Qxc4 Draw by stalemate
By moving 1. Rc4+, White delivers check, attacks the Black queen and sacrifices his own rook in a smart way. Black has to take the rook otherwise he will lose the game. After taking, there are no legal moves for White – stalemate and draw.

Solution to Puzzle 10
puzzle 10
1. Rf6+ Kxf6 Draw by stalemate
By moving 1. Rf6+, White sacrifices the rook in a smart way. If the Black king takes the rook as shown in the solution, it is a draw by stalemate. If the Black king don’t take the rook, it is again a draw but in another way – by taking the queen.

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