12/8/2012 - White to Play and Draw

  • #181

    good

  • #182

    so hard :/ or i am just a crap 

  • #183

    Why exactly are people complaining about 4.Bb3??? Has anyone looked at White's next move after the king takes the bishop? Or should I say, lack of moves....

  • #184
    fdlrtom wrote:
    stephen_33 wrote:
    fdlrtom wrote:

    OK, it seems to me that on move 5 black could have advanced the E pawn instead of moving the king. There was no stalemate as long as the bishop could still move. I don't see how white could have prevented a pawn promotion after that.

    Post #98 explains that & many other variations very well !

    I don't see how it explains an ything. Black does not have to move the king since he is not in check. White is not in stalemate as long as he can move the bishop. The black e pawn can advance to promotion. Can anyone explain why not?

    Didn't really want to spell this out but here's what you are suggesting...



    The white king doesn't have to be in stalemate for this to be a draw.It's a draw when neither player can mate the other!

    There's no way that Black can promote the e-file pawn & if you think there is, please show how...

  • #185

    nice

  • #186

    what about 4. ... KxB?

  • #187

    Stalemate

  • #188

    Got me thinking. Smile

  • #189
    Disgruntled_Sheep wrote:

    Why exactly are people complaining about 4.Bb3??? Has anyone looked at White's next move after the king takes the bishop? Or should I say, lack of moves....

    Ahhh....always a weakness of mind, finding stalemates....

  • #190

    nice

  • #191

    Can somone help, why 8 Bd1 does not do the same as 8 Bb5+?

    Is it the square d3, that is not controlled? Undecided

  • #192
    PIRATCH wrote:

    Can somone help, why 8 Bd1 does not do the same as 8 Bb5+?

    Is it the square d3, that is not controlled? 

    What is the follow up move? It seems to lose to me



  • #193

    Nice, it's the only way to draw!

  • #194
    Disgruntled_Sheep wrote:
    PIRATCH wrote:

    Can somone help, why 8 Bd1 does not do the same as 8 Bb5+?

    Is it the square d3, that is not controlled? 

    What is the follow up move? It seems to lose to me




    Even with King + Bishop you cannot win! :D

  • #195

    That's tough! I had to get the solution.

  • #196

    I MISSED some but IT WAS very NICE

  • #197
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  • #198

    Great puzzle!

  • #199

    KxBishop - nothing stopping that, as tons of people have seen already, and then black queens one of the pawns - leading rapidly to checkmate.  

    No stalemate!  

    Especially not if the Bishop sits next to the black King!

  • #200

    oh my cheese holy macorony

                 easy

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