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# King, Bishop and Rook Pawn vs King: almost all you need to know (+ Video)

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Hello my chess friends. I had like 4 days without posting anything. I was a little busy with work, personal situations, my channel in youtube, chess games with friends . I was missing this, but now I’m back.

Today we are going to talk about another basic endgame: King, Bishop and Rook Pawn vs King, but the pawn is going to promote in a different color square than the bishop. Probably you already know that this is going to be a draw. But, there are some details that I think it would be worth to share.

This is the basic situation:

Don’t forget that this only happens if the other king controls the promotion square, otherwise, the side with the bishop could have some possibilities to win (as you will see in the next examples).

(In the next puzzles you can see the solution by clicking the question mark below the diagram, or if you prefer, you can find it directly in the video)

Example 1:

In this position, black can use this basic endgame to get a draw even with a piece in disadvantage.

Example 2:

Example 3:

In this video you can see these diagrams with some comments and analysis.

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And I just remembered this real life example. It’s a game a played 2 years ago, I was about to lose, but then I saw something.

Example 4:

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