Chess Puzzle 109

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Chess endgame puzzle 109
White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 109 Solution Hints
This is a famous endgame study by Johann Berger. The pre-final position of this study is shown to chess beginners as a typical training position to draw the rook vs queen endgame. Hint 1: White can draw this endgame by sacrificing the rook for stalemate... Hint 2: First deliver check by the rook and keep checking to pull up the Black king next to the queen... Hint 3: The Black king may not step on the f-file because of the rook pinning the queen from f7. Are you ready to draw now?

Puzzle 109 Data
1. Author: Johann Berger
2. Year:    1889

About the Author
Johann Berger (18451933), full name Johann Nepomuk Berger, was an Austrian chess master, theorist, and endgame study composer. He composed and published more than 100 chess endgame studies.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 109

The Puzzle Answer
1. Rh7+   Kg2   2. Rg7+   Kh3
[2... Kf3? 2. Rf7! 1/2-1/2]
3. Rh7+   Kg4   4. Rg7+   Kh5
5. Rh7+   Kg6   6. Rh6+!  Kxh6
1/2-1/2   Draw by stalemate

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