[Event "Friendly"] [Site ""] [Date "2020.01.07"] [Round ""] [White "R Brenton"] [Black "P Brooks"] [Result "0.5-0.5"] [EventDate "2020.01.02"] [FEN "8/5k1p/1p2p3/5p2/1PbPpPpP/4B1P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 0 42"] 42.Kg2 {Paul had just allowed a swap of queens knowing that the opposite-coloured bishop ending was hard to win, but hoping that the constricted position of Richard's king would give him real chances.} 42... Ke7 43.Bc1 Kd7 44.Bb2 Kc6 45.Bc3 Kb5 46.Bd2 Bd3 47.h5 Kc4 48.h6 b5 {Paul has improved his king while Richard has been awaiting events. Paul avoided 48.....Kxd4 because of 49.Bd3 followed by taking the pawn on b6.} 49.f3 { Rather desperately Richard tries to activate his king at the expense of a pawn.} 49...gxf3+ 50.Kf2 {The crucial position! Stockfish gives black as 12 points better.} 50...Kxd4 $4 {This natural move is a fatal error, which allows Richard's bishop to become active enough to save the game. } ( 50...Kb3 51.Ke1 ( 51.Ke3 Kc2 52.Be1 Bc4 53.Bd2 f2 {! and black wins the bishop.} )Kc2 52.Be3 Bc4 53.Kf2 Kd3 54.Bc1 Kc3 {wins the b pawn after which blacks own b pawn will be too strong.} ) 51.Be3+ Kd5 52.Bc5 e5 {Now Richard's bishop can control the dark squares meaning white can't make progress.} 53.Be3 exf4 54.Bxf4 Be2 55.Be3 Kc4 56.Bc5 Kd3 57.Bb6 Kc4 {Draw agreed!} 0.5-0.5