One Bishop Army!

FM Nemo_Nobody
May 17, 2012, 3:28 PM |
Hi everybody,

This is my first post on I didn’t know what to write about, because I’m still reading all the articles these wonderful people published here, searching for topics that haven’t been covered. But today I was looking trough some old notebooks and I ran into one of my favorite positions ever.  And there is a sort of a mystery about this position that I’ve never solved, so I would appreciate your help.

This is the story: a long, long time ago, when I was a junior, a friend of mine showed me this position. According to him, this was a tournament game, one that white resigned after losing a lot of material and looking completely lost. In fact, he only had a bishop and two pawns against three minor pieces and four pawns. After he resigned, he went home, and before he fell asleep he suddenly noticed that maybe everything was not lost after all. He quickly set up the board and the pieces and found out that he missed a brilliant win…

Of course, this was only a nice chess story, but the truth is probably very different: this has to be a chess study. This position must have an author, it is published somewhere with a name and a date and someone should be taking credit for this wonderful creation, even here on this blog.

Somehow i didn't noticed this one in the chess books, and somehow all the people I’ve asked, were seeing it for the first time. I hope that someone here will solve this mystery for me.

I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did. After all, this may be the strongest bishop you have ever seen!