Chess Puzzle 117

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Chess endgame puzzle 117
White to move and draw
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Puzzle 117 Solution Hints
Learn how to save the game and draw in this desperate endgame position. The White bishop is attacking h1, but the Black bishop can easily neutralize this attack by moving Bc6... Hint 1: White has the only one possibility to draw. This move is not visible, but it is very logical. The first move is to be made by the White bishop...

Puzzle 117 Data
1. Author: Ladislav Prokesh
2. Year:    1944

About the Author
Ladislav Prokesh (18841966) is a famous chess composer. He is one of the most prolific chess composers of endgame studies and the author of 1159 compositions. He was born and lived in Prague. Ladislav Prokesh was the Czech Chess Champion in 1921. He played as a member of the Czech Olympiad team in 1927, 1928, and 1930. He is the inventor of the Prokesh maneuver in chess which allows a rook to draw against two advanced pawns in chess endgame.




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Chess endgame puzzle 117

The Puzzle Answer
1. Bh1!!   Bc6
2. Nf6!    Bxh1
3. Ng4   1/2-1/2
[The Black rook will be taken. Think why
[1. Bh1!! was the only possibility to draw...]










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