# What a Draw!

Hi!

In this group I want you all to share some positions from which there led a spectacular and brilliant draw! Stalemates are accepted.

This position is a starter:

Who stalemated whom?!?

if the position was legal I think both sides could be the one who stalemated the other

lol

White to play and draw in one!

How many solutions do you want?

Arisktotle wrote:

How many solutions do you want?

there is just one solution

lovechessking wrote:
Arisktotle wrote:

How many solutions do you want?

there is just one solution

Movement of chess pieces:

"The queen can move horizontally, vertically or diagonally over any number of squares but may not jump over pieces".

"The king can move one square adjacent to it, except in a special instance when..."

lovechessking wrote:
Arisktotle wrote:

How many solutions do you want?

there is just one solution

Are you absolutely certain in the first place? That Black king is currently occupying the "a7" square.

Where are the coordinates of the board?

eric0022 wrote:
lovechessking wrote:
Arisktotle wrote:

How many solutions do you want?

there is just one solution

Are you absolutely certain in the first place? That Black king is currently occupying the "a7" square.

Where are the coordinates of the board?

the king is on h2

lovechessking wrote:
eric0022 wrote:
lovechessking wrote:
Arisktotle wrote:

How many solutions do you want?

there is just one solution

Are you absolutely certain in the first place? That Black king is currently occupying the "a7" square.

Where are the coordinates of the board?

the king is on h2

This now becomes a case of whether it can be proved that White's castling rights are still valid or not. I see many possible ways in which White's castling rights can be invalidated (since it cannot be proved from this final position alone that the White king or the a1 White rook has yet to move).

If White's castling rights have been forfeited (and it definitely can be the case here), draw in one would not be legal in that position.

O-O-O draw
checkmate1316 wrote:
O-O-O draw

But how certain are you that White's castling rights has not been forfeited?

In proof puzzles like this, we must be certain that a move can be played. In particular, these simply refer to en passants, castling rights and promotions.

lovechessking wrote:
Arisktotle wrote:

How many solutions do you want?

there is just one solution

You cheated by changing the diagram after my comment.

Are illegal positions accepted?

Yes

ok