5/19/2012 - Saving the Draw

timothy2005

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xopher1975

gg

freebie

Extremely good Saturday puzz.  I usually don't enjoy draw puzzles, but this one is outstanding.  The forced pin of the pawn was inspired.  What a choice!  Give up your queen and likely lose, or draw?  Drawing with so many pieces in play is a real challenge.  I only question how such a great draw play could come from a player who got into such a total, absolute mess in the first place.  Thanks for brightening up my Saturday. 

sivartalappes

wow.... a puzzle where we're trying to force a  draw?  Crazy!

szammie

I guess.

SZ.

Hy-BridWarfare

stupid puzzle

chessleogeo
sunillama1066 wrote:

gg

 

Not once not twice, but at least 10 times!!!

Anyways, nice and easy puzzle, but I still don't understand the ending

shengyi

Draw by stalemate.

Las_Vegas_NV_89156

How was it stalemate? explain helpp

micaman994

I must admit I did not solve this one!!!

hyperal

hard, didn't get it at first but it's very cool

danielmeijer

very nice

lucascostausa

I don't get it. White loses?

SujithRajendran

i cannot understand. if queen takes queen.    why the game stopped.

SujithRajendran

i also found it. good games

krakke

nice n eazy

EM1NEM

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sivartalappes
SujithRajendran wrote:

i cannot understand. if queen takes queen.    why the game stopped.

Once the black queen takes the white queen, it becomes white's move... White is not in check, but any move he makes will put him in check.  This is called Stalemate, and is considered a draw.

sivartalappes
lucascostausa wrote:

I don't get it. White loses?

No, it's a draw.  White forces a draw so he can't get checkmated.

sivartalappes
im_bored_as_him wrote:

How was it stalemate? explain helpp

Black's best move is to do queen-takes-queen.  But this is then a stalemate because white will not have any legal moves to make (but is also not in check or checkmate).