Black Doesn’t Win This Position!

This stunning position is white to play and draw despite the fact that black is about to get a queen!

Try it out yourself:
8/2B5/2B5/8/5K2/2b5/2pk4/5b2 w – – 0 1

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1. @Barbutt says:

This is so educational! Crazy puzzle loaded with tactics to implement on the board.

2. @jackfredricks6223 says:

I wish you would have explained why be2 doesn't work after the initial move by white.

3. @tontonbeber4555 says:

Can a human really solve this puzzle without a computer ? I mean calculate everything from the beginning ?

4. @sfglim5341 says:

Is c2 a free pawn?

5. @Setiny says:

Imagine being black in this position

I thought 1.Bb6 also worked, with plans to play 2.Be3. But Black can play 1…Be5+, and if KxBe5 then c1=Q because Be3 KxBe3. And if 1.Bb6 Be5+, 2.Kf3, then 2…Bg2+, 3.KxBg2 and 3…Bg4 or 3…c1=Q

7. @jamesjackson5020 says:

Great, but explained way too quickly. You show sometimes 5 moves in 1 second, without allowing your audience to actually consider what is happening. Good for you, showing off how smart you are, but if you are actually genuinely trying to be a good teacher and to share information, it's worth slowing things down and explaining them instead of just jumping from one thought to another. It's clear your videos are a made for self improvement. That's great. Good for you. But as someone who is trying to learn, it would be appreciated if moves were explained in more depth, at a slower pace, and with more time to actual think in between explanations, so that the explanation is not just heard, but also understood. There is a difference there that must be recognised. Hearing and seeing the explanation is one thing. Understanding it is not inherent.

What may be an interesting video is watching what is being explained as it is being explained to another person, who would then be voicing questions, and creating more of a dynamic that helps to create more easily assimilated understanding.

8. @reubenmanzo2054 says:

1:36 Why not take the bishop?

9. @jgame-gv2fs says:

what if black got a knight

10. @brandonlaureys1061 says:

3:42 you could give me a week in classical and I’d never find bd5, pawn promote, kg2 unless someone told me something was there.

With that potential checkmate? Chess is so crazy

11. @benoist13 says:

Absolutely amazing ! Thank you for sharing it !

12. @RikMaxSpeed says:

It’s a draw if you’re a StockFish god, I’m sure any mortal player would lose!

13. @ErisuNekoria says:

Be2?

14. @raifegeozay687 says:

qqqqqqqq/qqpppp2/qp6/qp1N1N1N/qpN1NKN1/qN3N2/qpNppppp/qNrbrkrb b – – 0 1

lets say that someone just showed you this position and asked you who is winning? White or Black? What would you say? (its not as easy as you think)

15. @teo8446 says:

Whats stopping the black to play Bishop to e2 tho?

16. @mrnobody6325 says:

Why does the opening move Bishop b6 from white threatening the pin on e3 (which cannot be denied as far as i see) not work?

17. @murphylawden. says:

Good video

18. @YALDF says:

Hello! How do you think, is it possible make the YouTube channel of your videos translated in russian? I mean i can.

19. @ChessForSoul says:

Great video as always)

20. @ivanscottw says:

I disliked this video because of Big Red Arrow in the thumbnail.

21. @lefanta8549 says:

If there are aliens, i hope they have chess

22. @Jaburu says:

which ELO could possibly find this on the fly?

23. @newpgaston6891 says:

What a great study!
I would never find this in a million years, but I wonder, how strong would a player have to be, to actually draw this game (say, with 10 minutes on the clock)?
Would a GM find this easily? Or would it be too hard even at this level?

Sorry but that is a misleading video. The first move is white’s move yet you show the black’s move first in the thumbnail. Not subscribing because of that.

25. @GrabnarMyers says:

I found bishop to b6 🙂

26. @danielevans8728 says:

I don't get why black gives up the light sq bishop.. should be moved to do and long term plan to move king to short side before promoting

27. @thiccnoodles6767 says:

i laughed so hard when i saw pogo in the authors name 🙂

28. @meisstupid1831 says:

Why bb6 dont work tho

29. @mauijttewaal says:

Bb6???

30. @SteveThePster says:

What about 1… Be2+ 2. Kf2, Bd4+ 3. Kg3?
Next move is …c1=Q, and that wins the game for black

31. @kuumi8670 says:

It's -0.07 by stockfish, black is slightly better but is it really winnable with chess engines?

32. n0thaPPy says:

3:40 why kg2 is not suitable

33. trenbolone sandwich says:

👴🏻

34. K1M says:

but why does black voluntarily trapping his king? can he not go to d3 on 3:07?

35. JuDaPa2017 says:

What if he goes for no queen?

36. Pinki Gamer says:

As a begginer i would think like this: I would just think skewer down right? EZ so down? Ok so where the king gonna go…- oh up duh wait nvm- YAY IM RIGHT GO DOWN lol

37. Kyle Zedrich says:

What if after Bd6, Ba5

38. Gimson 12 says:

Luar biasa

39. Sebas Houpst says:

What if he promoted to a knight 🤡 (cause that would stop the checkmate, lol)

40. Banananas says:

Found the first move… Then was amazed by every move that followed. Brilliant puzzle

41. Yuriy S says:

King G3 was stunning move. Didn’t see that one at all. Other ideas were quite easy to spot

42. Levi Stepanian says:

Amazing, almost a fortress although I have trouble calling it that considering that the structure is slightly sparse

43. Borys Lebeda says:

Why black wont go Be1+ and then Bd2?

44. RJSRdg says:

In theory it is possible to have a checkmate where each player only has a king and a bishop (on opposite coloured squares). However this requires the losing player to make a very bad unforced error.

45. sawyer9times says:

46. joinfortherapy says:

He do be spelin corect

47. Amthy says:

bro ill just resign I don't want to think about that chaos

48. lixon joseph says:

Why white can't play B b6 to sever the king in the first move

49. slimak1278 says:

3:55 we were able to threat checkmate i move earlier without moving the bishop to d6

50. S J says:

You didn't cover bishop b6 preparing e3 line. But great puzzles nonetheless