It will be impossible to win all games and sometimes you will be pleased to get a draw out of a game. In chess a draw can sometimes be forced from seemingly hopeless positions.
A rather easy example is given in the following diagram.
It is White’s turn to move. I won’t give the right move here, but you are invited to add the solution to the comments.
Rook -> c1-c6
In the diagram below Black threatens checkmate by both 1…Qxf2# as well as 1…Re1#, but White can still get a draw.
First try to solve this exercise by yourself. The solution can be made visible by selecting the hidden text between the square brackets.
[ 1.Rxb6+ axb6 2.Qxb6+ Ka8
and now White gets a draw by the infinite check
3.Qa6+ Kb8 4.Qb6+ Ka8 5.Qa6+ Kb8 ]
The next example is rather difficult and the hidden text between the square brackets only contains some clues. Are you able to solve this one? Please note that it is Black’s turn to move.
Clue 1: [ The first clue is Stalemate ]
Clue 2: [ The second clue is that two black-squared Bishops are insufficient for White to win the game. ]
1…Ka6 is indeed the right move for diagram 3, but what to do after 2.b8P+
Next lesson will be used to present mate in three exercises.