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

• 24 months ago · Quote · #161

Great endgame technique.

• 24 months ago · Quote · #162

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

• 24 months ago · Quote · #163

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

• 24 months ago · Quote · #164

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

Edit: lol, stalemate!!!

• 24 months ago · Quote · #165

brilliant!

• 24 months ago · Quote · #166

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

• 24 months ago · Quote · #167

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

• 24 months ago · Quote · #168

Nice

• 24 months ago · Quote · #169

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

• 24 months ago · Quote · #170

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

• 24 months ago · Quote · #171

cool

• 24 months ago · Quote · #172
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?

• 24 months ago · Quote · #173

Meh.

• 24 months ago · Quote · #174

too difficult

• 24 months ago · Quote · #175

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!

• 24 months ago · Quote · #176

Thanks for the endgame lesson!

• 24 months ago · Quote · #177

good problem

• 24 months ago · Quote · #178

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)

• 24 months ago · Quote · #179

why not just sack the bishop for the draw?

• 24 months ago · Quote · #180

too good!