• White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 31 Solution Hints
White is not able to prevent the promotion. The rook against the queen. But analyze the position and find the forced stalemate combination. First move the rook to check, and then again the rook is to make 2 beautiful moves — Black shall not to be happy to lose a strong opportunity to win... Learn this smart stalemate combination.
• The Puzzle Data
1. Author: Cook, Eugene (1830-1915)
2. Year: 1864
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Rb7+ Kc8
[1... Ka8?? 2. Rc7 1-0]
2. Rb5! c1=Q
3. Rc5+!! Qxc5
[Draw by forced stalemate] 1/2-1/2
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