White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

Just how eagle-eye an endgame player are you? White can win here.

This is the winning method for White: 1.Qf8+ Kh7 2.Qe7+ Kg8 3.Kg5 Rxh5+ 4.Kxg6 Rxg4+ 5.Kxh5 and there is no stalemate. However, if you got a little too eager and played 1.Kg5 then 1…Rxh5+ 2.Kxg6 Rxg4+ 3.Kxh5 with what looks like an easy win, but 3…Rh4+! 4.Kxh4 is stalemate and a draw. The queen check and landing on e7 gave that one extra square so there was no stalemate.


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