Chess Puzzle 119

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Chess endgame puzzle 119
White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 119 Solution Hints
For White, the main problem in this position is the to-be-promoted Black pawn on e2. It looks that White is not able to capture the dangerous Black pawn in question. But... Hint 1: You should find another way for White to draw! Hint 2: The correct move order for White is the following one: the knight, the king, the rook.

Puzzle 119 Data
1. Author: Ladislav Prokesh
2. Year:    1943

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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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 119

The Puzzle Answer
1. Nf4+!   Bxf4
[Knight fork - Black has to take the knight]
2. Kf3!!    e1=Q
[The king took opposition to attack the pawn]
[with mate threat Rh6... and the main point is:]
[The king moved on f3 to get stalemate.]
3. Rh6+!   Bxh6
[Draw by stalemate: If you may not take a passed pawn,
[change your attention to find a way for possible stalemate.]

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