# 12/8/2012 - White to Play and Draw

• 3 years ago · Quote · #161

Nice puzzle, got most of it on my first try.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #162

moving the bishop next to the king is a bad move imo and the king could just take it.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #163

I dont understand the 4th move. Why dosen't the king simply take out the bishop?

Edit: lol, stalemate!!!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #164

brilliant!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #165

Ugh I hate these draw puzzles.  Not saying they're not useful, but so much calculation just for the sake of not losing.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #166

This is the best puzzle I've done in a long time .

• 3 years ago · Quote · #167

Nice

• 3 years ago · Quote · #168

Um. Think I'm missing something., Why wouldnt the black king take bishop at B3?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #169

It's hard but....after you try, you get it.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #170

cool

• 3 years ago · Quote · #171
stephen_33 wrote:
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 !

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?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #172

Meh.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #173

too difficult

• 3 years ago · Quote · #174

This puzzle is wrong.  The first three moves for white are correct; but it should be 4. White f3 - black to e4 then the draw move 5. White e2 as one logical scenario.  Unless someone else sees it different?  Blacks king can easily nab the bishop in this puzzle then promote a pawn and win!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #175

Thanks for the endgame lesson!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #176

good problem

• 3 years ago · Quote · #177

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)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #178

why not just sack the bishop for the draw?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #179

too good!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #180

wouldn't the black king of taken the bishop on move 4. 3b?