This is a chess puzzle someone showed me a long time ago. If you already know this puzzle please give the others a chance to solve it first. This puzzle was originally created by Otto Gallischek and it was published in Weser-Kurier on 1960-02-25. The problem can be seen here on the website Yet Another Chess Problem Database. It is also featured in this Chess Base article.
There is one small change though-this puzzle has a White queen instead of a rook on h3, as the original problem has.
Above you see a position where white is obviously on the winning side. The queen is one step from giving a checkmate. And the heroic
h pawn made his way from
c7 and is waiting for a promotion. However, black saw a last chance and moved
Rf3+ in the last turn. The rook can't be taken, because black couldn't move anymore which is a stalemate (= draw). If the king moves away the rook will continue to give checks.
Can you stop the rambling rook and find a way for white to win the game anyway?
PS: Computers are not allowed, and no cheating.