Sometimes there are escape routes in chess endgames, if you're aware of them. Here White is losing his bishop because black wants to promote his d2 pawn to a queen. But, White isn't sweating about it: he eliminates both the e and d pawns and runs to the a1 square. Why? Because black's bishop can't check on a1, the white king is safe there and the black a pawn is useless.
1. Kxe4 Bxd1 2. Kd3 and Kxd2 next and then a quick trip to a1. Draw!
NCM Vas Sladek
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