Possible draw for white?!

  • #1

    I found this position in a tactic. Should be winning for black, but if you look closer... Can details show us a draw?

  • #2

    hmmm, maybe Qe5+, but I'm struggling to find anything after ....Ka8

  • #3
    rooperi wrote:

    hmmm, maybe Qe5+, but I'm struggling to find anything after ....Ka8

    King will escape on b7 probably...

  • #4

    Either draw by repetition or black would lose it.

  • #5

    I am not so sure because of interesting b&c pawns. What about 1.g6? Seems dangerous.

  • #6

    g6 is interesting!

  • #7

    g6 is an interesting move


  • #8

    I think I solved it. It's really beautiful!



  • #9

    edit: I posted before seeing IMphren's post

    I haven't solved it, but 1.Qe5+ "almost" make it a draw. Need to improve 2 lines into a draw instead of loss (main line below and 8...Qb6)



  • #10

    Well, Black is definitely not into some trouble after 5.Nd4. Unless I am missing a fiendish defence, he is dead lost! So, he has to take the perpetual at the start.

  • #11
    pfren wrote:

    Well, Black is definitely not into some trouble after 5.Nd4. Unless I am missing a fiendish defence, he is dead lost! So, he has to take the perpetual at the start.

    Thanks for solving that mistery! 5.Nd4! is very impressive move.

  • #12

    pfren's line seems to be working to me. I agree it is beautiful.

  • #13

    I am not sure anymore Black is lost... but clearly, he is walking on a tightrope. I should analyse it more carefully before re-posting.

  • #14

    But the best thing is, that engine can't see the draw until Nd4. I checked some variation later then, and came to the Nalimov with winning white. So early perpetual is the only chance I think.

  • #15

    This is quite cool. Though, I don't think Black has lost... yet.

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