11/29/2011 - Fundamental Endgame

Al-Garci

what is this..its good..but it can be better

sinar77

nice

zerolimit

y this kolaveri kolaveri di?

Nathanael_Greene
crushkilldestroy wrote:
THINKING_IN_HERE wrote:

draw?


 No. White would win in just a few moves since he has what is call the "power of opposition". Here is a good video that explains how it works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFRNFh3eyuo


 Thank you for that link. I have alot to learn.

mohdil

powerful

AwkWardUsername
 

Why bishop was given?

stanhope13

Too much for me.

darrenshanrules

first

MartinUKL

A bit convoluted, I would have got the pawn promotion out of the way first.

NoobWook

very good one for a tuesday

FredBatchelor

not sure

hrvoje007

Money mouthyo

talosian
MartinUKL wrote:

A bit convoluted, I would have got the pawn promotion out of the way first.


That's the first thing I thought of, but after taking a closer look, trading the knight and the newly acquired queen for a bishop did not seem like a very good option.

davidandrew

InterestingUndecided

Horheanus

really nice one

abekiroz

fantastic

FuturePilot95

CHECKMATE FIRST MOVE; PAWN TO C8; KNIGHT!!!

xray

good lesson.......

stylishman
crusher1968 wrote:

cant see why the bishop sac is necessary , but ok


well moving anything but the bishop would end in stalemate after Nxc7 Kxc7

The bishop wasn't needed and was merely allowing stalemate opportunities for black, hence it's prudent to sac it.

coolhandluke121

Great puzzle!  I think black could extend the game a little and create more stalemate pitfalls by taking the pawn with the knight instead of taking the bishop with the king, but nevertheless white ends up with a pretty well-protected pawn either way.