17 March 2008


Opposite colored bishops is a draw, right. Most often it should be. The position below from an internet blitz game is drawn with correct play. However, correct play does not always reveal itself when both players are scrambling with less than fifteen seconds remaining on the clock.

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White perceived an opportunity when Black allowed the h-pawn to fall, causing something perverse to occur. Twelve moves later ...

Black to move. Mate in six.

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1 comment:

  1. The mate in six can be accomplished more easily in four.