Chess Puzzle 60

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Chess Puzzle 60: White to move and draw
White to move and draw
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Puzzle 60 Solution Hints
If White could move Nf7+, it might look promising. But the f7 square is occupied by the rook. First move the White rook on another square to check and sacrifice... Conduct the forced stalemate combination. Draw by stalemate or by threefold repetition...

Puzzle 60 Data
1. Authors: Kling J, Horwitz B
2. Year:     1851

About the Authors
Josef Kling (18111876) was a German chess master and chess composer. Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-English chess master and chess writer. They both are called as the pioneers of the modern chess composition.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess Puzzle 60

The Puzzle Answer
1. Rf8+!     Qxf8
2. Nf7+      Kg8
3. Nh6+     gh
[Draw by Stalemate] 1/2-1/2
[Forced stalemate combination conducted]
[The final position is a stalemate examine]
[Below is possible draw by threefold repetition]
[3... Kh8 4. Nf7+ Kg8 5. Nh6+ Kh8 6. Nf7+ ... 1/2-1/2]

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Chess puzzle 60. First move the rook. Conduct the forced stalemate combination. Authors: Kling J, Horwitz B. Puzzle Year: 1851.

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