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Five Bishops

Post by hgm » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:34 am

I this month' on-line blitz tourney the following game occurred between Floyd and Phalanx, which featured an end-game with 5 Bishops:
[pgn][Event "ICS Rated blitz match"]
[Site "winboard.nl"]
[Date "2017.12.18"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Floyd"]
[Black "Phalanx"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "1589"]
[BlackElo "1730"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8.
d4 Nxd4 9. Nxd4 exd4 10. e5 Ne8 11. c3 c5 12. Bc2 d6 13. cxd4 dxe5 14. dxe5
Qxd1 15. Rxd1 Nc7 16. Be3 Bg4 17. f3 Be6 18. Nc3 Rfd8 19. Rac1 Nd5 20. Nxd5
Bxd5 21. f4 Rab8 22. Rd2 c4 23. Rcd1 Bc6 24. Kf2 Rxd2+ 25. Rxd2 Rd8 26.
Rxd8+ Bxd8 27. b3 Be7 28. bxc4 bxc4 29. Bd4 h5 30. f5 h4 31. g4 Kf8 32. Bb6
Bd5 33. Ke3 c3 34. Kd4 Bxa2 35. Kxc3 Bg5 36. Kd4 Bd2 37. h3 Be1 38. Bc7
Bf2+ 39. Ke4 Be1 40. Bd6+ Kg8 41. Bc5 Kh8 42. Be3 a5 43. Kd4 Kg8 44. Ba4
Kf8 45. Bd1 Ke8 46. Kc5 Bb4+ 47. Kd4 Kf8 48. Bf2 Be7 49. Be1 Bd8 50. Ba4 g6
51. f6 Bb6+ 52. Ke4 Kg8 53. Bxh4 Bc5 54. Bg5 Be6 55. Bd2 Bb4 56. Bg5 Bc5
57. Bd2 Bb4 58. Be3 Bc3 59. Bf4 Kh7 60. Bc1 Kg8 61. Bg5 Bc4 62. Bf4 Be1 63.
Bg5 Bc3 64. Bc1 Be6 65. Be3 Be1 66. Kd4 Kf8 67. Kc5 Bc3 68. Kd6 Be1 69. Bd4
Kg8 70. Bd7 Bb4+ 71. Kc7 Bb3 72. Kd8 Kf8 73. h4 a4 74. h5 gxh5 75. gxh5 a3
76. h6 Kg8 77. Bf5 a2 78. Kc7 Bc5 79. Bc3 Bb4 80. Ba1 Bf8 81. h7+ Kh8 82.
Kd7 Ba4+ 83. Kd8 Bb3 84. Kd7 Ba4+ 85. Kc8 Bb3 86. Kc7 Bc4 87. Kc6 Ba3 88.
Kb7 Bf8 89. Kc7 Bb3 90. Be4 Bc4 91. Bb2 Ba3 92. Bc3 Bb4 93. Ba1 Bf8 94. Kd7
Be6+ 95. Kc6 Bh6 96. Bd3 Bd2 97. Kd6 Bh6 98. Ke7 Be3 99. Bc2 Bc5+ 100. Ke8
Ba7 101. Bc3 Be3 102. Be4 Ba7 103. Bc2 Bc5 104. Bb2 Be3 105. Ba4 Kxh7 106.
Bd7 Bd5 107. e6 fxe6 108. f7 Bc5 109. f8=B Ba7 110. Be5 Kg6 111. Be7 Bb8
112. Bc3 Kf5 113. Bef6 Kf4 114. Kd8 e5 115. Be8 e4 116. Kc8 Ba7 117. Bb5
Bc5 118. Be2 Ke3 119. Bg4 Kd3 120. Bf5 Kc2 121. Kd7 Bf8 122. Bcd4 Kb1 123.
Bfe5 Bb4 124. Bh3 Ba3 125. Kd8 Bf8 126. Kc7 Kc2 127. Bg2 Bb4 128. Kb6 Kc1
129. Kb5 Be7 130. Bf1 Kb1 131. Kb6 Be6 132. Be2 Bd8+ 133. Kc6 Ba5 134. Kd6
Bb3 135. Kc5 Bd2 136. Kb6 Be6 137. Bf6 Bb4 138. Kb5 Bf8 139. Bfe5 Ba3 140.
Ka4 Be7 141. Ka5 Bb3 142. Kb6 Bg5 143. Bc3 Be3+ 144. Kc6 Kc2 145. Ba1 Bh6
146. Bad4 Kd2 147. Bg4 Kd3 148. Bf5 Bc4 149. Kc5 Bg8 150. Bb2 Bf7 151. Kd6
Bf8+ 152. Kc6 Ke3 153. Kb6 Bd5 154. Bbd4+ Kf3 155. Bg6 Bh6 156. Kc5 Bb3
157. Bh5+ Kg2 158. Be2 Bf7 159. Kc6 Bd2 160. Bc5 e3 161. Kd6 Kf2 162. Bb5
Kf3 163. Bc6+ Ke2 164. Bb5+ Kd1 165. Ba4+ Kc1 166. Bb5 Kc2 167. Bcd4 Bg8
168. Kc6 Bc1 169. Kd7 Bb3 170. Kc6 Bf7 171. Kb6 Bd5 172. Bc3 Bd2 173. Bb2
Bf7 174. Be2 Bg6 175. Bbd4 Bd3 176. Bh5 Bc1 177. Kc7 e2 178. Bxe2 Bxe2 179.
Kd6 Bc4 180. Bc5 Kb1 181. Kd7 Bf1 182. Kd6 Bg2 183. Bb6 Be4 184. Kc7 Ba3
185. Bbd4 Bb4 186. Bc3 Bf8 187. Bcd4 Be7 188. Bd6 Bg5 189. B6e5 Bf3 190.
Kd6 Bc1 191. Kd7 Bd2 192. Bc3 Bh6 193. Bcd4 Be4 194. Ke7 Bg5+ 195. Ke6 Bc1
196. Kd7 Bg2 197. Kd6 Bg5 198. Bb6 Bh6 199. Kd7 Bf8 200. Bbd4 Bd5 201. Bd6
Bh6 202. B6e5 Bg5 203. Kd6 Bb7 204. Bf6 Bd2 205. Bc5 Bf4+ 206. Kd7 Bh6 207.
Be5 Be4 208. Ke7 Bd2 209. Kd7 Bf5+ 210. Kd6 Bg4 211. Bb6 Be2 212. Bbd4 Bc4
213. Bc3 Be3 214. Bcd4 Bxd4 215. Bxd4 Ba6 216. Be5 Bd3 217. Kd5 Be2 218.
Kc6 Bf3+ 219. Kb6 Bd5 220. Kc7 Be4 221. Kd7 Bf5+ 222. Kd6 Bc8 223. Kc6 Bh3
224. Kd6 Bg2 225. Kc7 Ba8 226. Kd7 Bf3 227. Kd6 Bh5 228. Kd7 Bg4+ 229. Kd6
Bf3 230. Kc7 Bd1 231. Kd6 Bb3 232. Kc7 Ba4 233. Kd6 Bc2 234. Kc7 Kc1 235.
Bf6 Bd3 236. Be5 Bc4 237. Bf4+ Kb1 238. Be5 Bd3 239. Kd7 Kc2 240. Kd6 Bf5
241. Kd5 Bg6 242. Bg7 Bh5 243. Bd4 Bf7+ 244. Kd6 Kb1 245. Be5 Be8 246. Kc5
Bg6 247. Kd5 Bh5 248. Kc5 Kc2 249. Kd6 Bf3 250. Bg7 Be4 251. Bf6 Bg2 252.
Bh8 Kd1 253. Kd7 Kc1 254. Kd6 Be4 255. Be5 Kd2 256. Kd7 Bf5+ 257. Kc6 Ke2
258. Kd6 Bc8 259. Bf6 Kd1 260. Be5 Bg4 261. Kc7 Bf5 262. Kd6 Bc8 263. Bf6
Bb7 264. Be5 Ke1 265. Bh8
{Draw by the 50 move rule} 1/2-1/2
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