Originally posted by EladarA bishop for 2 pawns is a winning endgame for most I would think. Am I wrong? Sure it'll take a while to untangle and get the pieces to reasonable squares... but an extra piece is an extra piece, especially with so little material left on the board.
It may be similar, but to me they are not even close. Mine was a game of checkmate, yours was a game of advantage. It takes someone with a much deeper understanding of chess than I to understand such a distant end game.
Originally posted by HabeascorpWise Sensei once said "check all checks". Pretty sure only move is 29...Qd6+ followed by 30...Nxb2 where I lose my extra piece and black remains 2 pawns to the good. Haven't Fritzed it though so maybe there're other ways. Those damn machines and their tactics!
Not sure of a really good alternative to Qg5 as otherwise losing the queen or being mated?
Qf8 risks Nf6, kh8. the bishop could then move (eg a1) and the knight h5 the following move.