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12/8/2012 - White to Play and Draw


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #121

    TitusWu

    This puzzle doesn't make sense. Can't the king kill the bishop at move 4?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #122

    TitusWu

    Oh, now I see why, if the king does kill the bishop, white can't move anywhere, and therefore stalemate. But again, black is not aiming for stalemate. White is.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #123

    Goulas

    interesting!!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #124

    Ray-D-OActive

    Very interesting............

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #125

    pbazan

    I like it! Very good puzzle

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #126

    marsuplami

    once you know there is an solution, you find. nice

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #127

    stanhope13

    Odd one.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #128

    stephen_33

    fdlrtom wrote:

    OK, it seems to me that on move 5 black could have advanced the E pawn instead of moving the king. There was no stalemate as long as the bishop could still move. I don't see how white could have prevented a pawn promotion after that.

    Post #98 explains that & many other variations very well !

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #129

    Scottstallion

    WOW wrong again!!Yell

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #130

    soniag123

    CactuSG wrote:(comment deleted) 

    why are comments deleted?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #131

    Eowusu21

    why did the king not take bishop on b3.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #132

    RaleighRaine

    Hmmm, this one's odd.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #133

    Sred

    Eowusu21 wrote:

    why did the king not take bishop on b3.

    Stalemate

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #134

    mandana25

    it was hard but done by some mistakes! :)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #135

    miniblond

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #136

    thoradin

    Wow can people stop asking why the king doesn't take bishop? It's a stalemate as been said a few times already Yell. Puzzles aren't meant to be strictly mate focused. This puzzle is great, in that it shows you the power of square control and the importance of move sequence in the end game. When I first started the puzzle (I didnt guess right had to solution it) I thought to myself there is no way white can prevent promotion with 2 connected passed pawns (advanced) and one pawn on the protected by the king on b2. Awesome puzzle.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #137

    Eberkh

    I think i'm missing the point...White moved the bishop to b3 (next to the king) taking the bishop seems logical to me. Instead of that black moved a pawn (e4).......I know it's almost x-mas but...I don't get this 'present

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #138

    watu89

    Why doesnt the black king take the white bishop on move 4?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #139

    MefromCali

    @ wossaaat        -- Ah!  Thank you.  Okay, now why 6 ...Kc4 instead of 6 ...c3?  Wouldn’t it be better for that black pawn to get closer to a promotion?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #140

    thoradin

    MefromCali wrote:

    @ wossaaat        -- Ah!  Thank you.  Okay, now why 6 ...Kc4 instead of 6 ...c3?  Wouldn’t it be better for that black pawn to get closer to a promotion?

     

    ZZ and the eventual taking of all of blacks pawn. Either way it leads to a draw which is what white wants.


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