• White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]
• Puzzle 39 Solution Hints
If the White king moves on a3 to intercept the passed pawn, Black will take the knight and win. The knight vs bishop and pawn endgame position. To draw, White must take the pawn, or let it go... and use the stalemate idea. First move the knight next to the White king — the pawn will move on... Then check with the knight...
• Puzzle 39 Data
1. Author: Prokesh, Ladislav (1884–1966). He is a famous chess composer of endgame studies. He was the joint Czech Champion in 1921 and played for the Czech Olympiad chess team in 1927, 1928, and 1930. He was born and died in Prague.
2. Year: 1946
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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #
• The Puzzle Answer
1. Na5 b2
2. Nb3+! Bxb3+
[2... Kd5? 3. Nd2 1/2-1/2]
3. Ka3!! b1=Q 1/2-1/2
[3... Bc4? 4. Kxb2 1/2-1/2]
[It is a draw by stalemate]
[It is also a draw if Black underpromotes...]
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