# Yet Another Endgame Problem

• 3 years ago · Quote · #1

• 3 years ago · Quote · #2

That underpromotion

• 3 years ago · Quote · #3

Nobody solves that.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #4

that has to be the most stupid thing i've ever seen, could someone please explain to me what i just saw?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #5

that's a bit different kind of puzzle.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #6

Check the "Move List" for explanations of the underpromotions.

Spoiler:

There are several stalemate tricks possible. In general, if g5 and the h-file are covered, black will draw with underpromotion to knight on f1.

And in the end most computers will not understand that white has to keep the rook imprisoned to prevent sacrifice against g-pawn with drawn "wrong bishop" ending. And finally watch out for opposition when going into the pawn ending.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #7

why doesn't black take the rook on g1 with check after e7?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #8

OH, i think i get it! through this analasis it seems that if he had promoted it differently the outcome was more or less likely a draw?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #9
Metaknight251 wrote:

why doesn't black take the rook on g1 with check after e7?

Because it loses without any chance after destroying the mating threats on h-file and the possibility of a stalemate trap.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #10

I think there's a slight mistake in your problem. The first promotion should have been a queen, otherwise 4...Rh7+ makes no sense, since 5. Rxh7 isn't stalemate.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #11

Sunshiny, click solution and move list.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #12

I see. So the problem is faulty since 5. Rxh7 wins for white.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #13

Nevermind. It leads to the same ending as the queen.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #14

Yeah if he promotes to queen it will be stalemate.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #15

Good puzzle. What if black tried for the a-pawn?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #16

Nevermind again. I can see black can't reach it.

Good puzzle.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #17

ridiculous puzzle, this must be fabricated, as if anyone would play any of these moves

• 3 years ago · Quote · #18

Maybe it is, but the logic behind the moves is sound.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #19

Of course this is a composed study (endgame problem) and not a game position. And a brilliant one as well.

5. Rxh7?? is a draw.

The underpromotions are the only way to victory for white.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #20

Wait, doesn't black make a mistake by not taking the bishop? 5...Rxh6, and black can draw.