Originally posted by Caro KannI thought about that as well, but even when the black pawns disappear, the white pawns can't advance. The Black Bishop can temporize on the h8 diagonal. I don't see any way to advance the pawns.
Bd4 and move the king round to take the undefendable black pawn
Originally posted by Caro KannWhy does black leave the a1-h8 diagonal in your variation after 1. ...Bg7? Is this forced? It seems to me that black, once on the diagonal, can temporize endlessly. The only white pawn capable of making a threat is the e-pawn, and as long as black maintains the diagonal, the pawn can't advance. If it goes to e5, black's bishop can capture it with impunity.
1.Be5 Bg7 2.Bd4 Be5 3.Bc5 Bg7 4.Bxb4 Bh8 5.Bc5 Be5 6.b4 Bh8 7.Bd4 Bf6 8.Kb3 Bd8 9.Kc4 Bf6 10.b5 Bd8 11.Bg7