# Is today's chess.com daily puzzle a draw (as hinted at in the puzzle title)?

Today's daily puzzle on chess.com is called Desperation Draw:

White to move

[FEN "r5k1/P4ppp/8/8/p1p1P3/4KP2/2P3PP/5R2 w - - 0 1"]

1. Rb1 Rf8 2. Rb8  *


What draw?

I agree with this. I think this is a simple win for white who threatens to promote soon when black has no counter play, e.g. 2...a3 3. Rxf8+ Kxf8 4. a8Q+ Ke7 5. Qxa3.

My question is, am I missing the draw in the position above?

• Stockfish evaluates the final position as +67.5, after 2. ... a3 it is mate in 7. – 11684 Apr 5 '17 at 13:06