This week’s problem illustrates the type of miracles that can happen on a chessboard, even in very simple positions.
White’s King cannot stop a pawn from queening. If White takes a Black pawn, the other pawn jumps two squares and races down the board for a touchdown.
The Black King needs only two moves to capture the White pawn. White needs four moves with his King to catch it.
Obviously, White should resign. But should he? Amazingly, White can draw this position.
How does White do this astonishing feat?
The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White wins with 1. Kg4! That is another astounding move, and the only way to win.