A. Herbstmann and L. Kubbel


A. Herbstmann & L. Kubbel

1st Prize Troitsky-Tourney 1937

Can you solve this incredible study? White to play and draw.


I got all but the last move right on intuition Tongue out knowing it was a study I guessed study-like moves... so I guess that doesn't really count for much.  I figured it would be Nf3+, but didn't see why Kg3 didn't work.


Interesting ideas, especially the way Black can outmaneuver White and mate after 2 Kh2? f1=N.  Of course, in the main line, 2 Kh3 f1=N, 3 Nf3+! Nxf3 is stalemate.