• White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 105 Solution Hints
Endgame puzzle that makes you think. This chess endgame study by Lubos Kekely is a serious one. Look at the position and try to draw... White is not able to promote, and Black can easily... Think and the following must help you to find the correct solution. Hint 1: To draw, White must capture the passed Black pawn on a2. Hint 2: Think how the White king can capture the passed Black pawn on a2. Hint 3: First sacrifice the b7-pawn at promotion to open the Black king for rook checks...
• Puzzle 105 Data
1. Author: Lubos Kekely, Slovakia, born in 1959.
2. Year: 1986
• 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 #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. b8=Q+! Kxb8
[Sacrifice to open king for rook checks]
2. Rh8+ Kb7 3. Rh7+ Kb6
4. Rh6+ Kb5 5. Rh5+ Kb4
6. Ra5! Kxa5 7. b4+!! Kxb4
[Rook sacrifice to place Black king on a5]
[White pawn moves on a4 to check and clear b2]
8. Kb2! Nc3! 9. Ka1 1/2-1/2
[This will be stalemate or the pawn will be taken]
[To draw, the White king will play Kb2-Ka1...]
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