[fen "1K6/1P3q2/1P6/P7/3k4/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]

Is there any way that white can win or draw in the above game?

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    Well, technically... black can surrender. :D – Vilx- Aug 24 '19 at 21:16

This position has six pieces on the board, and is hence present in a number of chess endgame tablebases.

For example, the Syzygy tablebases show that this position is a theoretical draw, but that there is only one move which guarantees the draw: Kc8. All other moves allow black to force a win.

If this position were to occur in an actual game, the result would likely be unclear as it would be incredibly easy for either side to blunder, and end up losing.

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    Interesting position - move the Queen to g7 and ANY move by white draws! – Ian Bush Aug 25 '19 at 9:57
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    This answer is meaningless without an explanation of what is going on in the endgame. For instance. Ka8 looks like the most natural move. Why doesn't it work? And I don't mean "why" as in "the charts says so" but in "what's the reason behind?" – David Aug 26 '19 at 14:51

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