12/8/2012 - White to Play and Draw

Vodac

brilliant!

Mixologist

Ugh I hate these draw puzzles.  Not saying they're not useful, but so much calculation just for the sake of not losing.

canucks35

This is the best puzzle I've done in a long time .

cuteball

Nice

Stubadubone

Um. Think I'm missing something., Why wouldnt the black king take bishop at B3?

Legobuddy111

It's hard but....after you try, you get it.

samurai20

cool

fdlrtom
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?

helloyello

Meh.

oblite

too difficult

-_KNiGHt_-

This puzzle is wrong.  The first three moves for white are correct; but it should be 4. White f3 - black to e4 then the draw move 5. White e2 as one logical scenario.  Unless someone else sees it different?  Blacks king can easily nab the bishop in this puzzle then promote a pawn and win!

vanhafford

Thanks for the endgame lesson!

Darshan_Haragi_L

good problem

buggie111

I don't seem to understand 4. Bb3, which obviously leads to 4. Kxb3, when 4. Bf3 is a visibly better option (4. f4 would just lead to 5. Bh5)

bgyuk

why not just sack the bishop for the draw?

n_srinath93

too good!

therealclankburger

wouldn't the black king of taken the bishop on move 4. 3b?

DebarshiBag

wrong move bishop B3!!!???

ashish_silvassa

good

walidwd

so hard :/ or i am just a crap