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Black to move - what result?


  • 11 months ago · Quote · #1

    caveatcanis

    The position below could have arisen in one of my OTB games. How should the game end?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #2

    NapoleonV

    Black wins.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #3

    caveatcanis

    NapoleonV wrote:

    Black wins.

    How?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #6

    NapoleonV

    Sorry.

    What I meant to say was    "Black wins?"

    ( On further investigation:  It's a draw.)

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #7

    caveatcanis

    NapoleonV wrote:

    Sorry.

    What I meant to say was    "Black wins?"

    ( On further investigation:  It's a draw.)

    Yes. 1...g5 is Black's best try.

    2. fxg5? f4 wins for Black, but (as pfren pointed out) 2. e6! holds the draw.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #9

    ViktorHNielsen

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #11

    caveatcanis

    So 2., fxg5 f4 is a draw as well?

    In that case, I'm very glad I avoided this pawn endgame.

    I stayed in a same-coloured (black-squared) bishop endgame instead. That was also completely drawn but my opponent found a way to lose it.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #12

    ViktorHNielsen

    caveatcanis wrote:

    So 2., fxg5 f4 is a draw as well?

    In that case, I'm very glad I avoided this pawn endgame.

    I stayed in a same-coloured (black-squared) bishop endgame instead. That was also completely drawn but my opponent found a way to lose it.

    "If you play out the games, funny things will happen. Fisher knew that" I don't know who said it, but it's definetly true.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #13

    GSHAPIROY

    Which way are black's pawns going?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #14

    EDB123

    Duh. White wins. Zugzwang.


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