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Mike Creaney
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An instructive endgame
Oct 26th, 2012 at 11:48pm
 
1k6/8/1b2pp2/6p1/2P4p/5K1P/2B5/8 w - - 0 1


White is two pawns down and black has four connected pawns
and although it is opposite coloured Bishops it looks hopeless for white,

now that you know that it isn't hopeless what can white do  here ?
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Re: An instructive endgame
Reply #1 - Oct 27th, 2012 at 9:53am
 
Initial thoughts are:
c5 followed by Bb3 and Be6
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Re: An instructive endgame
Reply #2 - Oct 28th, 2012 at 6:57am
 
Your initial thoughts are correct Ian,
white needs to shed yet another pawn in order to gain the tempo necessary for the plan you mention,
any other move loses.
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Re: An instructive endgame
Reply #3 - Oct 29th, 2012 at 1:04pm
 
Too subtle for me  Huh Hate these composed problems  Wink
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Reply #4 - Oct 29th, 2012 at 4:54pm
 
White needs his bishop on the h3-c8 diagonal as that stops all of blacks pawns - opposite coloured bishops, handy when you're losing and want a draw, annoying when you're winning and end up with a draw.
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