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its a stalemate now :D good puzzle
It seems the key move is that initial Kf2. from that point there are many variations, but no matter what black does, white has a response that will lead to a draw, either by stalemate or by simply clearing the board of all the pieces. It is hard to find a blunder by black that would allow white to win, but it is impossible for black to win unless white makes a blunder (and the correct responses for white are not too hard to see at that point.) Previous commenters have shown a number of the variations. In several of them, white uses the principle of maintaning opposition against the black king to force a draw.
2. Rxe4 is also a draw. So there are 2 ways of obtaining a draw.
its only 1 way to draw.. if 2.Rxe4 is a lose..
NICE STALE MATE Good to see things are working here agian, now just fix one more little thing called Premoves from 1 min blitzs!!!!
Premoves Suck AND FRIST!!!!!!!
Such puzzles improve our insight into the game
FIRST!!!! nice one :)
what about black kd4
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muy bien, me gustó!!
nice puzzle .... i do only after seeing the solution...lol
thanks for that short and sweet get-to-the-point explanation, marmaladecat. i totally understand now/. but one thing, isnt the dailypuzzle a post too? except that its made by the staff? so i guess this whole "dailypuzzle" stuff is just a bunch of forum posts...sigh... thats weird...isnt it?
also, jgl1976, so youre back with that nonsense again? you are a sucker, jerk, nerd, dummy, and a dork. ha ha ha
how have i solved it? surely white loses...
Next move will be a draw, so yes you solved the puzzle
Nice puzzle. If the solution isn't a last-ditch effort, none exists. Really cool.
how have i solved it? surely white loses...stalemate
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