World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen forced out a win from a draw against Vallejo Pons in the second round at the Sao Paulo Chess Masters Grand Slam. (Report on Chess Blog.) In the position on the left, White has just played 34.Nxa6. Magnus Carlsen managed to find the right path for the Bishop to win the game. Can you?


Black finds the right path for the Bishop to ensure a passed h-pawn.

Vallejo Pons,F (2697) – Carlsen,M (2843)

Result: 0-1
Site: Bilbao ESP
Date: 2012.09.25
[…] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 ¤f6 3.¤c3 e5 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.£xd8+ ¢xd8 6.¤f3 ¥d6 7.¥g5 ¥e6 8.O-O-O ¤bd7 9.¤b5 ¢e7 10.¤xd6 cxd6 11.¥b5 ¦hd8 12.¤d2 h6 13.¥h4 g5 14.¥g3 a6 15.¥xd7 ¦xd7 16.f3 ¦c8 17.¢b1 ¤h5 18.¤f1 f5 19.exf5 ¥xf5 20.¤e3 ¥g6 21.¦d2 ¢e6 22.b3 b5 23.¢b2 d5 24.¦e1 ¤xg3 25.hxg3 h5 26.c3 d4 27.cxd4 ¦xd4 28.¦xd4 exd4 29.¤c2+ ¢d5 30.¤b4+ ¢d6 31.¦c1 ¦xc1 32.¢xc1 h4 33.gxh4 gxh4 34.¤xa6 ¥d3 35.¤b4 ¥f1 36.¢d2 ¥xg2 37.¢e2 ¥h3 38.a4 ¥f5 39.axb5 d3+ 40.¢e3 h3 41.¤xd3 ¥xd3 42.¢d4
White resigns as the h-pawn cannot be stopped.