Chess Puzzle 19

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Chess endgame puzzle 19
White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 19 Solution Hints
The famous chess puzzle by the Sarichev brothers. The puzzle is not easy, and it is designed for the chess players rated 2300-2400. Sometimes, the first move which is against human logic is the only way out... First move the White king up on a white square... Then return back... The White king should balances between threatening the bishop and trying to intercept the Black pawn...

Puzzle 19 Data
1. Author: The Sarichev brothers
2. Year:    1928

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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 #

Chess endgame puzzle 19

The Puzzle Answer
1. Kc8!!   b5
[1. Kc8!! is unbelievable, the only way to draw]
[The Black pawn must move on]
[1. Kd6? Bf5 2. Ke5 (Kc5) Bc8 0-1]

2. Kd7!    b4
[2. Kd8? Bf5 3. Ke7 b4 0-1]
[2... Bf5+ 3. Kd6 b4 4. Ke5 Bg4 5. Kd4 1/2-1/2]
3. Kd6!    Bf5
4. Ke5!    Bc8
5. Kd4    1/2-1/2
[The Black pawn shall not survive]

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