# Bishop + pawn vs. Bishop + two pawns

David113
Posers and Puzzles 27 Feb '07 01:49
1. 27 Feb '07 01:49

White to play and win.
2. 27 Feb '07 23:111 edit
Originally posted by David113
[fen]k3K3/7b/8/1pP5/8/1p5B/8/8[/fen]

White to play and win.
Well I was so sure that my first answer was correct that I almost forgot the black pawn on b3
I was going to say king to d7 but....
3. 27 Feb '07 23:231 edit
March the pawn up for a Queen.

GV
4. 28 Feb '07 04:271 edit
And what if black plays Be4 Bb7, in order to protect the queening square?
5. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
28 Feb '07 05:14
Originally posted by David113
[fen]k3K3/7b/8/1pP5/8/1p5B/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

White to play and win.
1. c6 b2
(1... Be4 2. c7 Bb7 3. Bg2 Ka7 4. Bxb7 b2 (4... Kxb7 5. Kd8 b2 6.
c8=Q+
) 5. Be4)
2. c7 b1=Q 3. c8=Q+ Ka7 4. Qc7+ Ka8 5. Bg2+ Be4 6. Qh7 looks like a promising continuation.
6. 28 Feb '07 09:57
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[b]1. c6 b2
(1... Be4 2. c7 Bb7 3. Bg2 Ka7 4. Bxb7 b2 (4... Kxb7 5. Kd8 b2 6.
c8=Q+
) 5. Be4)
2. c7 b1=Q 3. c8=Q+ Ka7 4. Qc7+ Ka8 5. Bg2+ Be4 6. Qh7 looks like a promising continuation.[/b]
That's indeed the solution.
7. 28 Feb '07 14:38
Originally posted by geepamoogle
And what if black plays Be4 Bb7, in order to protect the queening square?
See the posted solution. I was basically too lazy to spell it out like he did since it was too easy.

GV