Almost-Dead Chess Puzzle: What’s White’s Plan of Action?

Here’s a typical chess situation where White is up against the wall. The Black pawn cannot be stopped from promoting. What is White’s best move in this position or, what is the best idea for White?


There are several ways to draw this. The idea is to get into the stalemate.



Chess Puzzle

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[…] 1.¢h5

(1.¢f4 a2 2.¢g4 a1=¦ 3.¢h5 ¦a4 4.g4 ¦b4 (0:00:26) 1.)
(1.¢f5 a2 2.¢g4 a1=¦ 3.¢h5 ¦a4 4.g4 ¦b4 (0:00:26) 1.)

1…¢e7 (1…a2 2.g4 a1=£) 2.g4 a2 (0:00:22) 1.

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