Game Saving Resources

Game Saving Resources

NM CoachJKane
Jan 3, 2015, 6:05 PM |

I'm a chess coach and I teach lessons online and in the Washington DC area. , I've blogged about chess on and off (mostly off) the last few years at I'm trying out to see how it is blogging here.

 I had white in the position below against a higher rated player.


Positionally I should be doing well, with active pieces and an exposed black king, but I couldn't find a way out of the pin on my bishop. After 20 seconds (remember, it's blitz) I played Qe5 and went into a lost position, which I won only after a horrific blunder by my opponent.

The computer pointed out to me, that not only am I OK in the diagrammed position, but I'm probably winning. Can you find a way to save the bishop? Please post answers in the comments. That's where I'll post the solution later.