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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Instructive Bishop Ending

In the starting position of this game, I thought I might lose because of Black’s well-placed King and the limited scope of my B.  But it appears that my passed h-Pawn made all the difference.  The game should have been drawn, but my opponent made a fatal mistake of playing the seemingly logical capture of my e-Pawn but it was the wrong move because his King ended up blocking his own passed Pawn.  One thing I found interesting was that on move 44 he could have played the counterintuitive 44…Kg1 and still drawn.

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