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Is it possible for white to mate black with his bishop or king? Or is it now a draw?
its a draw
black could even sacrifice his bishop against the pawn c6. Provided that his king will reach the corner h8 in time, this is still a draw (h8 is the wrong corner for the white bishop + pawn to coronate).
you have rook pawn and a wrong bishop, opponent is lucky
but black can easily hold the blockade of the pawn c6. he does not need to show such subtltees.
opposite coloured and wrong cornered bishop, very drawn
White has advantage of one pawn, and has his work for a win.
white cannot win this despite being a pawn up bob. white has no win
can white force black bishop to allow white pawn to advance ?
EVEN IF HE COULD (he can't), he would just sacrifice his bishop against Pawn c6. Then, I already pointed out that he still can't win because the square h8 is the wrong corner for the white bishop.
Dead drawn, unless Black plays anti-chess.
For example, 60...Kc7 and then moving the bishop along the c1-h6 diagonal until the paint dries.
bob with opposite coloured bishops it is impossible for white to make progress since he cannot ever control the coloured squares his bishop is not. so he can't force black's king to move from say c7 ever so his c pawn can never advance and he can never force the bishop to stop defending the black pawn
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