# White Cannot Win

Bowmann
Posers and Puzzles 09 Jun '06 14:04
1. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
09 Jun '06 14:04
Construct a position where:

White has a King, Queen and two Pawns.
Black has a bare King.
It is White to move.
White is not stalemated.
White cannot win.
2. lilchristopher
09 Jun '06 14:22
Add a chess clock where white is out of time ðŸ˜‰
3. 09 Jun '06 14:591 edit
W: Kb6, Qa5, a7, b5 - B: Ka8
Interesting puzzle, turned out to be quite easy though.
I'm just wondering if the position is legal. Thinking in retro, Black could have moved a piece to a5 where White queen captured it. Or isn't it that easy?

edit: The statement "White is not stalement." is that correct? Because with only Black king, white cannot be stalemate. Did you mean Black is not stalemate? That would make it more difficult indeed.
4. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
09 Jun '06 15:091 edit
Originally posted by crazyblue
W: Kb6, Qa5, a7, b5 - B: Ka8
Nope. White wins after 1. Kc5.

'Because with only Black king, white cannot be stalemate.'

Oh no?

5. 09 Jun '06 15:272 edits
Is black stalemated?

Sorry, didn't see white to move, ignore
6. BigDoggProblem
09 Jun '06 16:37

White can't win
7. 09 Jun '06 18:36
Oh, double bummer by me. At least I was close with the first one. ðŸ™‚
The other stalemate with Black king only is nice indeed.
8. 09 Jun '06 20:223 edits
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem

[fen]k7/P7/1KP5/Q7/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
White can't win
nevermind ðŸ˜‰ hehehe, had too many beers ðŸ™‚))
On second thought wouldn't this work?
9. BigDoggProblem
09 Jun '06 23:55
Originally posted by ilywrin
nevermind ðŸ˜‰ hehehe, had too many beers ðŸ™‚))
On second thought wouldn't this work?
[fen]k7/P7/K1P5/8/Q7/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
No - 1.Ka5! destroys the stalemate and wins.
10. 11 Jun '06 00:18
ANY BODY GOT IT YET?
11. KJCavalier
Happier Now!!
11 Jun '06 06:441 edit
12. 11 Jun '06 11:13
Originally posted by Knight Square
ANY BODY GOT IT YET?