Can white hold this position? Though study-like, it occurred in a real game between Espen Lie and Frode Urkedal in the 2009 Norwegian Championship. This is not an easy puzzle and requires a thorough analysis.
4r3/1KP2p2/8/p7/P7/8/5pk1/2R5 w - - 0 1
Here is the solution.
1.Ka6! Rc82.Kb7 Rg83.Ka6 Ra8+4.Kb7 Rh85.Ka6 f56.Kxa5 f47.Ka6 f1=Q+8.Rxf1 Kxf19.a5 f310.Kb7 f211.c8=Q Rxc812.Kxc8 Ke213.a6 f1=Q14.a7It's a draw
1.Ka6! Ra8+2.Kb7 Re83.Ka6 f54.Kxa5 f45.Kb6 f1=Q6.Rxf1 Kxf17.a5 f38.Kb7 f29.c8=Q Rxc810.Kxc8 Ke211.a6 f1=Q12.a7It's a draw
Thanks for the puzzle. It's instructive.
@Alena 1.Ka6 f1D+! Blacks wins
Kb6 is safer instead of Ka6 but you got all the moves right alena. Sorry Rakmaninov it still a draw you way
It seems pretty straightforward. Am I missing something?
If Black plays 1. ... Rc8, then White simply moves his K back to b7.
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