The puzzle above may seem hopeless for white, with just a King and four pawns remaining, but it is possible to draw and even win.
Scientists have constructed it in a way to confound a chess computer, which would normally consider that it is a win for black. However an average chess-playing human should be able to see that a draw is possible. A chess computer struggles because it looks like an impossible position, even though it is perfectly legal...
The first person who can demonstrate the solution legally will receive a bonus prize.
Both humans, computers and even quantum computers are invited to play the game and solutions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 March 2017