Chess Puzzle 17

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Chess endgame puzzle 17
White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 17 Solution Hints
The White King to take 1 step ahead to leave his Queen alone... The White Queen to make a few silent and strong moves... The Black Queen cannot take because of stalemate. The Black King cannot leave his Queen because of loss...

Puzzle 17 Data
1. Author: Emanuel Lasker
2. Year:    1926

About the Author
Emanuel Lasker (18681941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years (from 1894 to 1921).

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 17

The Puzzle Answer
1. Ka3!        Kh6
[1. ... Qxc2? -- draw by stalemate]
2. Qd2+       Kh7
3. Qc2!         a6
4. Qb1!       1/2-1/2
[Black cannot take the White queen because of stalemate]
[The White queen will keep checking and moving back]

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