Chess Puzzle 59

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Chess Puzzle 59: White to move and draw
White to move and draw
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Puzzle 59 Solution Hints
Bishop and pawn vs bishop, knight and pawn. In this endgame position, White should go for stalemate. First move the White pawn and the Black king will have only one legal move... Then move the White bishop to check and the Black knight will counter-check... What will you do next? How to stalemate?

Puzzle 59 Data
1. Author: Nadareishvili Gia
2. Year:    1986

About the Author
Gia Nadareishvili (19211991) was a great Soviet chess composer, a Georgian by nationality and the author of many books on chess studies. He was a co-founder of the Permanent Commission for Chess Composition, a body of FIDE presiding over chess composition. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster for chess composition.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 59

The Puzzle Answer
1. g7+       Kg8
2. Bd5+      Nf7+
[First 2 moves are the only legal moves for Black]
3. Bxf7+     Kxf7
[3. Kg6?? Bd3+! 4. Kf6 a1=Q+ 0-1]
4. Kh7       Bd3+
5. Kh8       a1=Q
[Black has to promote otherwise 6. g8=Q+]
[Stalemate] 1/2-1/2

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Chess puzzle 59: Go for stalemate. Move the pawn, then the bishop... Author: Nadareishvili Gia. Puzzle Year: 1986.

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