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12/8/2012 - White to Play and Draw


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #161

    Alext190

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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #162

    baphymet

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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #163

    Observer3E8

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

    Edit: lol, stalemate!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #164

    Vodac

    brilliant!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #165

    Mixologist

    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

    canucks35

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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #167

    cuteball

    Nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #168

    Stubadubone

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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #169

    Legobuddy111

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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #170

    samurai20

    cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #171

    fdlrtom

    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

    helloyello

    Meh.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #173

    oblite

    too difficult

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #174

    -_KNiGHt_-

    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

    vanhafford

    Thanks for the endgame lesson!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #176

    _36darshan--

    good problem

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #177

    buggie111

    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

    bgyuk

    why not just sack the bishop for the draw?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #179

    n_srinath93

    too good!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #180

    therealclankburger

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


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