Chess Puzzle 20

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Chess endgame puzzle 20
White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 20 Solution Hints
White cannot prevent the Black promotion - see 2 Black pawns running down in a big smile. But... the White pieces can be 3 moves apart from locking themselves into a stalemate position to draw... And it does not matter where Black will move and how many queens he will have... The forced self-stalemate!

Puzzle 20 Data
1. Author: Campbell, Joseph Graham (1830-1891)
2. Year:    1855

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 20

The Puzzle Answer
1. Bd2!      h2
2. Ba5!      h1=Q
3. b4!!      1/2-1/2
[White pieces have locked themselves]
[White now has no any legal move to go]
[Black cannot unlock - try to unlock for Black]
[This may happen rarely - forced self-stalemate]
[Learn this chess endgame tactic to be armed with]

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