Bishop and Wrong Rook Pawn

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The Bishop and wrong rook pawn is a special endgame players should learn. Here is the position:

Believe it or not...but its a draw! Here are what makes up this bizarre positon:

1)White has a king, rook's pawn, and bishop

2) White's bishop is on a different color than the pawn's queening square(this is essential!!)

3) Black's king is able to reach the queening square before the pawn does so

 

Now if you noticed, white's bishop can't chase the black king out. The pawn advancing will only stalemate, and the king can't do much either. Play it against a family member and you'll realize it is a draw.

This can lead to many positions where one side can save a losing position...

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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