A bishop for a color

achja
achja
Jul 5, 2016, 6:35 PM |
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I really like endgames with bishops of opposite colors. At moments one may think that a draw is within reach, but then there's sudden tactics which makes one of the two players win.

Opposite colored bishop endings can be very drawish.

Here a GM example, where white with 3 pawns up, could not force a win :


Here's a game I played today, in which I managed to force a win, with a few tactics, in an ending with opposite colored bishops.

 


Wikipedia article about opposite colored bishops, with several examples :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposite-colored_bishops_endgame

Game source of the GM game :

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1499330