Another study from the great Zinar. How can white escape with a draw here?
6K1/k7/p1P5/1P6/7p/8/PP6/8 w - - 0 1
1...Kf7 seems like the only sensible try. Now:
Kf7 definately draws..............everyone must have learned this puzzle in which white would try to chase black's pawn and at the same time try to promote his own pawn.
1.Kf7 Kb62.Ke6 Kc73.Kd5 h34.b6+ Kxb65.Kd6 h26.c7 h1=Q7.c8=Q Qh2+8.Kd7 Qd2+9.Ke6 Qe3+10.Kd7 Qd2+11.Ke6 Qe3+12.Kd7 Qd2+It's a draw.
It's an interesting variation too. At first I couldn't find the fifth move.1.Kf7 Kb62.Ke6 Kc73.Kd5 axb54.Ke4 Kxc65.a3 h36.Kf3 h27.Kg2 Kd58.b3 h1-Q9.Kxh1 Kd410.a4 bxa411.bxa4
In the interesting variation, Alena, the 5th move isn't the only draw for white. He can move the king to the king side to win the h-pawn while leaving both pawns, for the moment, on a2 and b2 while the black king advances through d3 and c2 to attack them. However, once attacked, white must then find two only moves to draw. Can you find that line?
Here is the position I am talking about: 8/8/8/1p6/8/6K1/PPk5/8 w - - 0 1
1.b4 Kc32.Kf4 Kxb43.Ke5 Kc54.Ke4 b45.Ke5 b36.axb3
1.b4 Kb22.a4 bxa43.b5 a34.b6 a25.b7 a1=Q6.b8=Q+