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Despite the fact that I should have lost the game, the guy traded down to a pawn/bishop ending....I ended up a pawn up, but not sure if I could have won this endgame. It same colored bishop and pawns...anyone care to chime in?
Oh, that's right. Was too in a hurry to get the pawn :(
In your line, instead of 45. ... Kb5 he could play Bf7, that prevents further access to d5 and his pawns.
I've looked at that...Black just seems to lose the Bishop as well. Could you show a variation where Black does not lose the Bishop? This is what I was thinking.
@ limpspider Black can always play ...Bf7!
I think 44. Bd5 is good for White. If Black trades, White wins.
If Black doesn't trade, Black has to keep the bishop on the a4-e8 diagonal, White play Be4, Black plays any King move, white plays Kd5, and if the Black bishop checks, White sac the bishop to go after the Black pawns, and as far as I've been able to analyze, that wins for White.
I think you're absolutely right...getting my King to e5 was pretty important, and I couldn't do that locking the pawns up.
43 fxg5 is another try because the g5 pawn would be easier to attack than a f6 pawn.
43...fxg5 44. Ke5 followed by Kf6.
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