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Could I have won this endgame?

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?

 



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  • 9 months ago

    LimpSpider

    Oh, that's right. Was too in a hurry to get the pawn :(

  • 9 months ago

    JoeHempel1

    In your line, instead of 45. ... Kb5 he could play Bf7, that prevents further access to d5 and his pawns.

  • 9 months ago

    LimpSpider

    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.



  • 9 months ago

    NM linlaoda

    @ limpspider Black can always play ...Bf7!

  • 9 months ago

    LimpSpider

    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.

  • 9 months ago

    JoeHempel1

    I think you're absolutely right...getting my King to e5 was pretty important, and I couldn't do that locking the pawns up.

  • 9 months ago

    NM linlaoda

    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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