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Emils S

Emils S 1 week ago

Isn't this a winning move?

https://chessmood.com/course/classical-chess-endgames/episode/1919 6 min 37 sec in the video, I noticed that black can take on g2 with the bishop forcing white to play Kg1 (otherwise there will be some discovery), and then playing f3 with a protected passed pawn. Doesn't this work?

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Chessmood Odysseus

Chessmood Odysseus 1 week ago

Well in the same timing. 6 min. 37 seconds Avetik says that if Rxg2 the King will go to h3, not back to the first rank, Kh3 is not good for Black. That is why the strong move is Kg4, taking the square h3 away from the King first. Then the capture on g2 is much stronger.
Emils S

Emils S 1 week ago

That's why I take with the bishop. Because the king can't go to h3.

Chessmood Odysseus

Chessmood Odysseus 1 week ago

Sorry, I misread the question. Yes, you can take with the Bg2 and is a good move but Kg4 is much stronger. The strongest move in this position is Kg4 by far, then Bxg2 and f3 are good moves too.
Emils S

Emils S 1 week ago

Ok. Thank you!
Emils S

Emils S 1 week ago

But, wait, does Bxg2 still count as a winning move?
Brody Bauml

Brody Bauml 1 week ago

It is going to be very hard to win after 1...Bxg2 2 Kgl f3 3 Bd6.  However, It would probably still be winning, but 1...Kg4! just wins.
Emils S

Emils S 1 week ago

Ok. Thank you.