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

Azkadaz

AndyClifton

You're right, it is impossible!

Azkadaz

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! Cool

WestofHollywood

A famous Reti study.

pfren

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

AndyClifton

I still say it's not possible. Smile

htdavidht

Andy if you play Blacks how you win?

AndyClifton

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

htdavidht

Talking about sence of humor.

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

zirtoc

Nice puzzle.

AndyClifton
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... Smile

Menamow

Nice puzzle.  Thank you for sharing!

Cyph3r1802

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):

AndyClifton

Nice one!  Who composed it?

nimzovich
AndyClifton wrote:

Nice one!  Who composed it?

Feiter,K. 1939.

AndyClifton

Hey nimzo, you still exist!  Howdy. Laughing

steely12344321

wait is white trying to draw????
 

shepi13

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.

 

Cyph3r1802
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Cyph3r1802

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