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# White to play and draw! What? How is this possible?

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• #2

You're right, it is impossible!

• #3

Hi everyone! This is my first forum post, so I hope you guys like it! Once again, the position here seems dire... how can White save the game? I assure you, it IS possible... have fun!

• #4

A famous Reti study.

• #5

This is the famous Richard Reti geometrical study. There's also the line 2...h3 3.Ke6! h2 4.c7 etc.

• #6

I still say it's not possible.

• #7

Andy if you play Blacks how you win?

• #8

You guys really need to develop your sense of fun a bit more...

• #9

I have this weird idea that your name is a composition of Andy Kaufman and Tony Clifton.

• #10

Nice puzzle.

• #11
htdavidht wrote:

I have this weird idea that your name is a composition of Andy Kaufman and Tony Clifton.

I suspect that you're one of the few chessplayers to have gotten it...

• #12

Nice puzzle.  Thank you for sharing!

• #13

Hi Guys,

This is my first post, so just like to say I love this site!

I came across this study while going through Fundamental Chess Endings. This study demonstrates the concept of board geometry (approaching the black pawn, not through a straight line) and threatening to support whites c-pawn. Very nice indeed!

If you enjoyed this puzzle try the following (also ends in draw):

• #14

Nice one!  Who composed it?

• #15
AndyClifton wrote:

Nice one!  Who composed it?

Feiter,K. 1939.

• #16

Hey nimzo, you still exist!  Howdy.

• #17

wait is white trying to draw????

• #18

Yeah - white's trying to draw. This position illustrates that a king can move diagonally just as quickly as in a straight line, thus covering a longer distance. Here's another interesting puzzle I found.

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• #20

The composer is de Feijter (1939, ECE 125) and yes, white to draw

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