12/8/2012 - White to Play and Draw

Infine

This isn't even logical, why would black move his king from b3 to b4?

messiman

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Jonesateer

No Comment

maacos

so difficult taskEmbarassed

xray

real nice lesson.......

DorianHowell

Move 4. Bb3 can the Black King just take it? or is doing that a tie?

Mr-Hutch
kaichess wrote:

First time! Sorry I should say that

Mr-Hutch
kaichess wrote:

First time! Sorry I should say that

Javalon
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.

I've been wondering the same thing.  I read all these posts hoping somebody would explain what I missed there.

Exploring it a bit more, all I can figure is that Bd1 forces the black king to move anyway and then black loses the pawn at b2, and white will eventually still get a draw.

Mr-Hutch

why couldn't black take bishop on move #4?

blakewalk

Love the fourth move; took me a minute there. Nice puzzle !

blakewalk
Mr-Hutch wrote:

why couldn't black take bishop on move #4?

Because that would result in a stalemate.

Mr-Hutch

ok thanks

SirFunk
Lame Puzzle. Black king would take white bishop b3 allowing d2 pawn to promote. LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!
brisket

I seriously found this one to be hard.

megamaster888

Nice one, but I did a good job! Only grabbed HELP once!

PauKra

I don't fully understand move 4, wouldn't the King just take the bishop? 

TitusWu

This puzzle doesn't make sense. Can't the king kill the bishop at move 4?

TitusWu

Oh, now I see why, if the king does kill the bishop, white can't move anywhere, and therefore stalemate. But again, black is not aiming for stalemate. White is.

Goulas

interesting!!