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  1. 25 Jul '11 15:15
    Hello!
    I was thinking about this lately. 2 different colour bishops win easely. But is it possiblble with 2 same clolour ones? I had a good chance to go onto this situation lately, but it did not happened. Still I am curious. Something new for me...

    Thanks
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    25 Jul '11 15:29
    Bishops of opposite color often draw. 😕
    Your profile and nick suck BTW 😛 😉 🙂
  3. 25 Jul '11 15:41
    Nothing against your suck.🙁
  4. 25 Jul '11 15:53
    No mating pattern exists with two same colour bishops against a lone king. You can see this if you try and arrange the board in such a position to mate a king.
  5. 25 Jul '11 16:26
    Yes. I found the answer.Thanks.
  6. 25 Jul '11 17:39
    32 same color bishops wouldn't be able to checkmate the lone king.
  7. 25 Jul '11 17:52
    but 63 of them would win sumo style! 😉
  8. 26 Jul '11 01:51 / 1 edit
    "32 same color bishops wouldn't be able to checkmate the lone king."

    Infact 32 Bishops v 1 opposite coloured Bishop would lose.
    All of Black's moves are forced.

  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    26 Jul '11 04:18
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "32 same color bishops wouldn't be able to checkmate the lone king."

    Infact 32 Bishops v 1 opposite coloured Bishop would lose.
    All of Black's moves are forced.

    [pgn]
    [FEN "b1b1b1b1/1b1b1b1b/b1b1b1b1/1b1b1b1b/b1bkb1b1/1b1b1b1b/b1bKb1b1/1bBb1b1b w - - 0 1"]
    1. Ba3 Ke5 2. Ke3 Kf6 3. Kf4 Kg7 4. Kg5 Kh8 5. Bb2 {Checkmate!}[/pgn]
    Voted down for an illegal position 😲
  10. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Jul '11 13:10
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Voted down for an illegal position 😲
    Well, then here's a legal position to make you happy.

    White to move and win
  11. 26 Jul '11 16:08
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Well, then here's a legal position to make you happy.

    White to move and win
    [fen]1B3B1B/2B5/p6B/8/8/8/8/1k1K4[/fen]
    helpmate?
  12. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Jul '11 16:49
    No
  13. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    26 Jul '11 17:43
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    Well, then here's a legal position to make you happy.

    White to move and win
    [fen]1B3B1B/2B5/p6B/8/8/8/8/1k1K4[/fen]
    There is a certain poetic symmetry to a "2 knights and king vs king and pawn" mate. Nicely done!
  14. 26 Jul '11 18:34
    I'm not getting it 😞
  15. 26 Jul '11 20:34
    Originally posted by Vaakum
    Hello!
    I was thinking about this lately. 2 different colour bishops win easely. But is it possiblble with 2 same clolour ones? I had a good chance to go onto this situation lately, but it did not happened. Still I am curious. Something new for me...

    Thanks
    Are you saying two bishops of the same color on the same side, and that you had a good chance at that situation lately -- by promoting a pawn to a bishop?