KBP vs K Ending

Apr 10, 2014, 3:04 PM |

Here is an interesting ending I ran into while doing my Analyze 3 positions for 20 minutes each exercises. This one is from Manual of Chess Combinations, Vol. 1B by Ivashchenko.

Be careful--you need to keep the opponent's king out of the corner or it will be a forced draw, because white has the wrong colored bishop.

This position illustrates the power of pieces (and pawns) coordinating to control squares, blockading the enemy king from making progress.