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

Vlad71

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

BryanCFB
Vlad71 wrote:

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.Smile

Rocky64
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.

human_robot

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

orenzmendoza

solved

Nashka5

très intéressant  wink.png

HSCCChaunceyB

cool........

HSCCChaunceyB

uhu...........

HSCCChaunceyB

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