1. f4 .. gxf3 2. g4 .. Kxh2 3. g5 .. Kg2 4. g6 .. h2 5. g7 .. h1=Q 6. g8=Q+ Kf1 and i think Anon 1:13 is right… no +-…

1. Ke2 .. Kxh2 or no progress for Black 2. Kf1 .. Kh1 forced 3. f4 and now the plan is clear: the white king will block the black ‘f’ pawn, while the bishop will crach into the ‘h’ one, while the white ‘g’ pawn will queen without problems. No need to write dawn the whole line.

This is really “unusual”. I really like the position. White can draw easily – that’s for sure. But can he win it? Black’s main drawing idea is stalemate. White’s counter idea is to free a pawn and get to play Bxh2 afterwards to free the black king (for the last thing white’s pawn g3 should move).

1. Ke2, Kxh2 2. Kf1, Kh1 (Kh1, Kxh2 may be rotated but that won’t make a difference as white can play a bishop waiting move) is a quite obvious beginning sequence. 3. Be5?! and now the direct stalemate approach h2? is followed by 4. f3/f4!, gxf3 (e.p.) 5. g4, f2 6. Bxh2+-. A better defence seems to be 3. -, Kh2. The obvious 4. f3/f4? won’t help as black does not have to take the pawn and can build up the fortress later e.g.: 4. f3?, Kh1 5. bishop move, Kh2 6. fxg4, Kh1 7. g5, h2 and white is one move late.

White needs another approach. 3. f3! should be a winning line. 3. -, h2 4. Be5 transposes in the bad defence line above. 3. -, Kh2 4. Bf2! and now Kh1 5. Bg1! +- (gxf3 6. g4, f2 7. Kxf2! or h2 6. Bxh2, Kxh2 (gxf3 7. g4) 7. fxg4) or 4. -, gxf3 5. g4, Kh1 6. Bg1 and we’re in the other line.

1.Ke2 Kh2 2.Kf1 Kh1 3.f3 h2 (3..Kh2 4.Bf2 Kh1 5.Bg1+-) 4.Be5 gf 5.g4 f2 6.Bh2 +-

1…Kg1 2.f4 Kh2 3. Kf1 Kg3(3…Kh1 4.Bg1+-) 4.f5 h2 5.Be5 Kh4 6.Kg2 Kg5 7.f6+-

I think draw.

1.f4 gxf3 2. g4 +-

1. f4 .. gxf3

2. g4 .. Kxh2

3. g5 .. Kg2

4. g6 .. h2

5. g7 .. h1=Q

6. g8=Q+ Kf1

and i think Anon 1:13 is right… no +-…

1. Ke2 .. Kxh2 or no progress for Black

2. Kf1 .. Kh1 forced

3. f4 and now the plan is clear: the white king will block the black ‘f’ pawn, while the bishop will crach into the ‘h’ one, while the white ‘g’ pawn will queen without problems. No need to write dawn the whole line.

Greetings from London

Draw? It seems the white wins.

very interesting…

this is win

1 Ke2 K:h2

2 Kf1 Kh1

3 f3 gf

4. Bg1 h2

5 B:h2 K:h2

6 g4

3 … h2

4 Be5 gf forced

5 g4 f2

6 B:h2

3… Kh2

4 Bf2 Kh1(if gf 5 g4 and the same as above

5 Bg1 h2

6 B:h2 K:h2

7 Kf2

and g or f pawn is unstoppable

very interesting…

this is win

1 Ke2 K:h2

2 Kf1 Kh1

3 f3 gf

4. Bg1 h2

5 B:h2 K:h2

6 g4

3 … h2

4 Be5 gf forced

5 g4 f2

6 B:h2

3… Kh2

4 Bf2 Kh1(if gf 5 g4 and the same as above

5 Bg1 h2

6 B:h2 K:h2

7 Kf2

and g or f pawn is unstoppable

very interesting…

this is win

1 Ke2 K:h2

2 Kf1 Kh1

3 f3 gf

4. Bg1 h2

5 B:h2 K:h2

6 g4

3 … h2

4 Be5 gf forced

5 g4 f2

6 B:h2

3… Kh2

4 Bf2 Kh1(if gf 5 g4 and the same as above

5 Bg1 h2

6 B:h2 K:h2

7 Kf2

and g or f pawn is unstoppable

Sargis from Armenia

white wins, the difficulty is to avoid stalemate or to force black to capture on f3

1.Ke2!

1…Kh1

2.Kf1 Kxh2

3.Be3 Kh1

4.f3 (with the same continuation as in the immiadiately following line after 3.f3)

1…Kxh2

2.Kf1 Kh1

3.f3

3…gxf3 g4

4.h2 Be5

5.f2 Bxh2

3…Kh2

4.Bf2 Kh1

5.Bg1

5…h2

6.Bxh2 Kxh2

7.fxg4

5….gxf3

6.g4 f2

7.Kxf2 h2

8.Bxh2

1…Kg1

2.f3+

2…Kh1

3.Kf1 Kxh2

4.Bf2

2…Kxh2

3.Kf2!

3…Kh1

4.Kf1

3…gxf3

4.g4 Kh1

5.Be5 h2

6.Bxh2

very instructive, i really enjoyed it a lot, though not easy to find

After 1.f4 will be played 1…Kxh2 draw, What wins is 1.Ke2 Kxh2 2.Kf1 Kh1 3.Bg1! h2 4.Bxh2 Kxh2 5.g4

This is really “unusual”. I really like the position.

White can draw easily – that’s for sure. But can he win it? Black’s main drawing idea is stalemate. White’s counter idea is to free a pawn and get to play Bxh2 afterwards to free the black king (for the last thing white’s pawn g3 should move).

1. Ke2, Kxh2 2. Kf1, Kh1 (Kh1, Kxh2 may be rotated but that won’t make a difference as white can play a bishop waiting move) is a quite obvious beginning sequence. 3. Be5?! and now the direct stalemate approach h2? is followed by 4. f3/f4!, gxf3 (e.p.) 5. g4, f2 6. Bxh2+-. A better defence seems to be 3. -, Kh2. The obvious 4. f3/f4? won’t help as black does not have to take the pawn and can build up the fortress later e.g.: 4. f3?, Kh1 5. bishop move, Kh2 6. fxg4, Kh1 7. g5, h2 and white is one move late.

White needs another approach. 3. f3! should be a winning line. 3. -, h2 4. Be5 transposes in the bad defence line above. 3. -, Kh2 4. Bf2! and now Kh1 5. Bg1! +- (gxf3 6. g4, f2 7. Kxf2! or h2 6. Bxh2, Kxh2 (gxf3 7. g4) 7. fxg4) or 4. -, gxf3 5. g4, Kh1 6. Bg1 and we’re in the other line.

Have I overseen anything? Best wishes

Jochen

A win for white.

Ke2! Kxh2

Kf1 Kh1

Be5! h2

f3 gxf3

g4 f2

Bxh2 and win.

wilson philippines

I don’t see how black can’t get a draw

1. f4 kxh2

2. f5 kg2

3. f6 h2

4. f7 h1Q

5. f8Q kxg3

or better

5. f8Q Q-d1+

6. K?? Kxg3

In a otb game

1.Ke2 Kg1! 2.f2 Kg2!

looks strongest.

Now white cannot take

3.fg4?? Kh2 4.Kf1 Kg3

5.g5 h2 6.Be5 Kg4 7.Bh2 Kg5=

and 4.Kf2 Kh1 5.~ h2 =

3.Bf2 wins.

I Wish is a DRAW.

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1. Be5 Kxh2 2. f4 Kxg3 3. f5+ Kg2 4. f6 g3 5. f7 h2 6. f8=Q h1=Q 7. Qa8+ Kg1 8.Qxh1+ Kxh1 9. Bxg3 *