Chess Puzzle 73

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Chess endgame puzzle 73
White to move and draw
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Puzzle 73 Solution Hints
An useful and beautiful chess puzzle endgame. Learn 2 methods of neutralizing the opponent bishop which is about to stop the promotion of your pawns. See the beauty of stalemate as well. Hint 1: Move the White pawn e5 on e6 to block the bishop line a2-g8. Hint 2: Then move the White king back on e3 to block the second bishop line b1-h7. Hint 3: The White h-pawn... Beautiful stalemate... Draw.

Puzzle 73 Data
1. Author: Gerald Anderson, South Africa - England
2. Year:    1934

About the Author
The life of Gerald Anderson was very interesting. He was a chess composer, ace military pilot, and diplomat. He is the author of at least 500 chess compositions. Gerald Anderson was born in South Africa in 1898. He fought successfully as a British military pilot during World War I. Then he became a British diplomat. He got the title of International Master on chess composition. He participated in a chess tournament and played with Alexander Alekhine. Gerald Anderson died in 1983.

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 73

The Puzzle Answer
1. e6!!      dxe6
[1... e3 2. exd7 e2 3. d8=Q Kf1 4. Qxb6 1/2-1/2]
2. Ke3      Ba2
3. h5        e5
4. h6        Bg8
5. h7!       Bxh7
Beautiful stalemate: 1/2-1/2

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