Chess Puzzle 42

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Chess endgame puzzle 42
White to move and draw
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 42 Solution Hints
Another brain teaser. The Black pawn is running down for promotion. How to stop it? First move the White king closer to the pawn (now Black must not take the knight because of draw)... On the second move, move the White king on d6, then free the knight and let it go... This puzzle is not easy - it maybe better to solve it on a real chess board.

Puzzle 42 Data
1. Author: Van Altena G.
2. Year:    1941

Puzzle Recommendations
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 42

The Puzzle Answer
1. Ke7    a5
[1... Kc6 2. Ke6 a5 3. Ke5 Kc5 4. Ke4 Kb4 5. Nb6 1/2-1/2]
2. Kd6    a4   3. Nc7    a3
4. Ne6!!  a2   5. Nc5+  Kb6
6. Nb3    Kb5  7. Kd5    Kb4
8. Na1    Kc3  9. Ke4    Kb2
10. Kd3  Kxa1 11. Kc2  1/2-1/2
[Black King locked at the corner stalemate]

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