White draws this otherwise losing position by using a Perpetual Check!

See Answer below.


Diagrams from John Bain’s best-selling book,

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Chapter 12 Perpetual Check – INTRODUCTION

Perpetual Check is a tactic where a player draws the game in an otherwise losing position by repeatedly checking the opponent’s King. Some Perpetual Checks are simple, as shown in Diagram 342. Other times, it take two or three moves to set up.

Next, see Diagram 359 Perpetual Check:

White draws this otherwise losing position by using a Perpetual Check. >


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Answer – Diagram 358:

1. Re8+                                 Ka7

2. Re7+                                 Ka8/b8

3. Re8+, etc. draw


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