Endgame Practice

WIM Raluca_Sgircea
Jan 22, 2016, 8:01 AM |

Today I would like to share with you another endgame that came up in one of my games. It was the last round of Dieppe Open in 2014 and I was playing the Bulgarian IM Jordan Ivanov with the white pieces. After trading the last pair of rooks on f1, I got the position in the diagram below:

(WIM) Sgircea, Silvia Raluca – (IM) Ivanov, Jordan  Dieppe 2014

Black’s move here is obvious – the pawn on h2 is weak and only the knight on e5 is preventing the bishop from capturing it. 24… f6 was played in the game. How should white proceed and what is the correct plan in order to hold a draw?