A Zinar Puzzle From The Moscow Tournament

Another study from the great Zinar. How can white escape with a draw here?

6K1/k7/p1P5/1P6/7p/8/PP6/8 w - - 0 1

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Arein22
Arein22

Kf7 definately draws..............everyone must have learned this puzzle in which white would try to chase black's pawn and at the same time try to promote his own pawn.

CraigB
CraigB
  1. Kf7 h3 2. Ke7 h2 3. c7 Kb7 4. Kd7 h1Q 5. c8Q+ and white has all the winning chances. So Black must try something else. 1...Kb6 2. Ke6 h3 3. Kd7 h2 4. c8Q and White still has the winning chances. Another try for Black at his 2nd move is 2...Kc7 3. Kd5 h3 4. b6+ K:b6 5. Kd6 h2 6. c7 h1Q 7. c8Q. This is certainly not won for Black either. And if 3..ab5 4. Ke4 and the White K is in the square of the h-pawn. Now the K holds the h-pawn and the a- and b-pawns just march shoulder to shoulder to within one rank of the b-pawn, then the a-pawn advances to either force liquidation of the Q-side pawns.
CraigB
CraigB

Oops.

CraigB
CraigB

1...Kf7 seems like the only sensible try. Now:



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