Players Resigning in Drawn Positions

Players Resigning in Drawn Positions

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Players Resigning in Drawn Positions


Hi Chaps.

Don’t’ bother looking at this.


I wrote to FIFA to see if I could take the place of Magnus Carlsen
in the World Chess Championship.

They wrote back asking what team does he played for.

OOPS Wrong FIFA, that is football.

I wrote to FIDE to see if I could take the place of Magnus Carlsen
in the World Chess Championship.

They asked if I was any good.

“I know the rules.”

Do I have a grade.

“A Grade III swimming certificate.”

Am I a male model?

I sent them this,

Me


















They said they will let me know.

green bar

Right I need a theme for this week.

How about players who have resigned when they had no need to.

tmills - evgeni burdarov RHP 2006



Black Resigned?? White has the wrong Bishop to force home the pawn.

Try it. Only an idiot would play on as White trying to win this.

A Dipstick

























In my first ever tournament in Germany 1972 I tried to win such an ending.
Of course I realised after a few moves it was impossible.

(Actually that’s a lie. The controller, who was waiting to make the next round
pairing, stopped the game declaring it a draw. I still think he robbed of ½ point.)

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extremista - chr650 RHP 2008

White is in check

.
A choice of two moves.

1. Ka1 draws. The King cannot be forced off a1
2. 1.Ka3 losses 1…Bb3 2. Kb4 (forced) Kb2 and the pawn sails home.

White played 1.Ka3?

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Same mistake, same side of the board, colours reversed.

HFRPB - zahi74 RHP 2008


Black played 1…Ka6? 2.Bb6 1-0.

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daniv - Orsocurioso RHP 2007


Black Resigned?

Recap: With h-pawns and a-pawns if the Bishop does not control
the Queening square and the opposing King CAN reach the
Queening square then the game is drawn.

This is a draw no matter whose move it is.
It does not matter if there are extra pawns on the Rook files.


This is a draw.

However....
If the Bishop DOES control the Queening square then it’s easy.
Infact it’s so easy you do not even have to promote the pawn.

A Dimwit











sergen1976 - LightSoul RHP 2005.

This is how to do it.



OK now solve this. Study by J. Kricheli 1984

White to play and draw



Solution.

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