8285 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Thanks for the endgame lesson!
I don't seem to understand 4. Bb3, which obviously leads to 4. Kxb3, when 4. Bf3 is a visibly better option (4. f4 would just lead to 5. Bh5)
why not just sack the bishop for the draw?
wouldn't the black king of taken the bishop on move 4. 3b?
wrong move bishop B3!!!???
so hard :/ or i am just a crap
Why exactly are people complaining about 4.Bb3??? Has anyone looked at White's next move after the king takes the bishop? Or should I say, lack of moves....
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 !
I don't see how it explains an ything. Black does not have to move the king since he is not in check. White is not in stalemate as long as he can move the bishop. The black e pawn can advance to promotion. Can anyone explain why not?
Didn't really want to spell this out but here's what you are suggesting...
The white king doesn't have to be in stalemate for this to be a draw.It's a draw when neither player can mate the other!
There's no way that Black can promote the e-file pawn & if you think there is, please show how...
what about 4. ... KxB?
Got me thinking.
Ahhh....always a weakness of mind, finding stalemates....
Can somone help, why 8 Bd1 does not do the same as 8 Bb5+?
Is it the square d3, that is not controlled?
What is the follow up move? It seems to lose to me
Nice, it's the only way to draw!
Why do so few players play 30 min live chess?
by DrJamesB a few minutes ago
How do you clean Vinyl Chessboard?
by chicky-chicky a few minutes ago
Is Fritz better than Rybka
by warrior2000 2 minutes ago
Why is this possible?
by ivandh 7 minutes ago
Concerned about trolling, again
by Dischyzer 7 minutes ago
18 Queens and two Knights
by 666AAA666 8 minutes ago
The Halasz Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.f4
by Patzermeister 10 minutes ago
Top Ten Worst Ways to Promote Chess
by NimzoRoy 13 minutes ago
by nikre 15 minutes ago
5/18/2013 - Mate in 4
by Bryan681972 15 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com