# 4/26/2018 - Henry A. Adamson, The Chess Amateur, 1921

SailorDanUSNRet wrote:

1. Kg6, a4

2. Kf5, a3

3. Ke5, a2

4. Kd6, a1=Q Black wins.

if 5. c7 Kb7 ----- this white move could have happned at anytime 1,2,3,4----  Black still wins

Your last statement is correct in regards to the line you provide however if 3. Ke6 (instead of your 3. Ke5) then it's a draw because white's king can next go to d7 and support the pawn on its way to queening.  The line would go as follows: 3. Ke6 a2 4. c7 a1=Q (4...Kb7 5. Kd7 a1=Q 6. c8=Q+) 5. c8=Q+ resulting in a draw.

White´s win is not forced! 3. ... Kxc6 (instead of a4) would result in a draw.

White´s win is not forced! 3. ... Kxc6 (instead of a3) would result in a draw.

You are correct.  And that's why this puzzle ends in a draw and not a win for white.

ScepTiKaL wrote:

Why would the black king not take the pawn on c6 in move 2? the black king will still be able to beat  the white king to the black pawn.

If 2...Kxc6, not 3.Ke5? Kc5 and Black wins, but 3.Ke4! Kc5 4.Kd3 Kb4 5.Kc2 draws. Variation added to post #63 now.

That was a good puzzle but draws aren't a lot of fun.  Are they?

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# 4/26/2018 - Henry A. Adamson, The Chess Amateur, 1921

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kindlestenssoro wrote:
4/26/2018 - Henry A. Adamson, The Chess Amateur, 1921

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