Can white win this endgame?

johnjohnsonjason93j

I was wondering if its possible for white to win this endgame? (White to play)

Thank you

notmtwain
johnjohnsonjason93j wrote:

 

I was wondering if its possible for white to win this endgame? (White to play)

Thank you

Of course it's possible.

Is it likely, with best opposition?

That's a different matter.

Seems to me that a draw is the most likely result.

tlay80

Seems like a draw, no?  Black's king can blockade on c6, shuffling to b7 or d7 if need be.  Black's bishop can (for instance) set up shop h5 and shuffle along the d1-h5 diagonal.  I can't see any zugzwang here -- White's bishop contributes nothing to that effort, and the White king can tie down either the Black king or the Black bishop but not both.

 

Am I missing any ideas for winning?

ustc207182333

sacrifice two pawns

tlay80

How? What does that get you?

kindaspongey

Maybe start with Kf3 ?

tlay80

It's not going to be won in one move.  Black's going to set up a fortress, and white has to break through.  How would you break through the setup I described?

JamesColeman

The only potential winning idea there can ever be is h4-h5 sacrifice in such a position where Black is forced to take with the pawn (if the B reaches the d1-h5 diagonal the game is dead) as opposite coloured B endings with B and 2 pawns against B with the pawns more than two files apart are normally won for the superior side. But here I don't think it will work as the Black's king is quite close and the h-pawn should give enough counterplay for B to be able to liquidate the white queenside. So yea, probably a draw.

pfren

There are no realistic winning chances.

Your only hope is a very cooperative opponent.

Laskersnephew
pfren wrote:

There are no realistic winning chances.

Your only hope is a very cooperative opponent.

I'm sure you're right, but if you were white, would you just offer a draw or would you keep plaing and probing?

tlay80

Oh, I’d try, for sure. But I wouldn’t get my hopes up. 

PawnUpTwo

move the king to protect the pawn at C3, then move the pawn up 1. Now that the pawn is safe from the bishop the only thing that can take it is the black king. While the king is distracted, move your king up to F6. when your king is at F6, move the pawn on H4 up 1. The black pawn will take. Now move the pawn on G5 up one. Your king is now protecting your pawn on G6 which is threatening the bishop. This results in a draw, as the bishop can take the pawn and result in just two kings left, or it can move away and be trained on the square your pawn wants to move to to become a queen. This is the strategy I thought was the closest to winning. If anyone has any alterations to this, please let me know.

Numquam

There is no way to make progress.

pfren
Laskersnephew έγραψε:
pfren wrote:

There are no realistic winning chances.

Your only hope is a very cooperative opponent.

I'm sure you're right, but if you were white, would you just offer a draw or would you keep plaing and probing?

 

I would probably waste a few moves, but if Black is smart enough to transfer his bishop at the d1-h5 diagonal, the position is a dead draw.

kelfkens

Black King will blockade on c4 and put the bishop on the d1 h5 diagonal = draw

 

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I was wondering if its possible for white to win this endgame? (White to play)

Thank you

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