This position occurred in the game Bird -Steinitz (1866) and Steinitz played the winning move 66…b5+.
Bird reacted with 67.Kc3 and now we get an even more interesting position.
Should you also have played 66…b5+ or would you have tried something like 66…a3?
Are you able to win this won game?
What are Black’s next moves?
Be careful. Some moves will result in a draw.
More chess lessons? The next lesson in this series is about the King’s Gambit.
Why didn’t Bird react with 67.Kb5x and take the black pawn?
Because after 66…b5+ 67.Kxb5 it is clear that the other pawn can not be stopped; 67…a3 68.Ka4 a2 69.Kb3 a1=Q
Bird tries to prevent the promotion of the pawn.
black-Ke4-d5, gameover, right?black: 67. …Ke3 68 Kc2 Kd4 and black wins the white pawn. Correct?Yes, then white can’t defend the pawn anymore