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Playing for stalemate is something I need to start learning... interesting strategy.
how have i solved it? surely white loses...
white can force a draw. if black queen captures rook, stalemate. if black advances pawn, rxQ+ then white can capture pawn. if black moves king, rook can capture queen then pawn.
The solution doesn't make any sense. PB2, KD2 (or e2), black promotes. What am I missing please?
If Qxe3 it's stalemate.
I understand that it becomes a stalemate, but in these cases stalemates seem stupid... white can't move because if he does, he gets taken, but isn't that the point? Black should win this one because it was he that forced white into "passing" because he had no available move. An unfortunate, (and counter-intuitive, if not "cheating") rule of chess. To me this is a checkmate, and when i teach people how to play, i will always tell them so, chess is about winning, not forcing a "draw" in favor of the loser.
U r right! This is not a stalemate; Black will win (remember yesterday's puzzle; the end game).
no.. its a draw..
If black takes the rook, white's king can not move anywhere and forces a stalemate.
If the queen does not take the rook, white simply takes the queen, black takes back and the white pawn will never be promoted.
What about 1...Qxe3 2.Kxe3 Kd5 3.Kd3 Kc5
is it still draw?
yay forced draw
It should be noted that if white plays 3Kd2, then 3...b2 only draws, but 3...QxRe3+ (sacking his queen for white's rook) wins for black.
why wouldn't black just take the rook?
nice forced stalemate
nice stalemate, a draw is better than a lost