White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

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It seems like the black bishops can run all over the wide open board, but all is not what it seems.

Study by Zakhodjakin 1.Bf4+ Kc8 2.Kf1 Bh4 [2...Bc3 3.Rc7+; 2...Bb4 3.Rg8+ Kb7 4.Rb8+] 3.Rg8+ Kb7 [3...Bd8 4.Bg5]4.Be5 Ka7 [4...Be7 5.Rg7]5.Bd4+ Kb7 6.Ke2 Be7 7.Rg7 finally winning a bishop and the game. The role of the king in helping to corral a bishop is quite interesting.


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