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Why isn't this a draw?

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With only one light squared bishop, and no pawns, against the lone bishop, if I try to block all escape squares for my king I will still have the option to block the check, as one of the pieces I use to block one of the escape squares for my king one of the pieces blocking my escape square would necessarily be a rook or queen that can block the check. I would need another light square bishop or a pawn in order to be able to block all my kings escape squares without being able to block the check.

I coded a bug. I tested many things, but not this position.

Sigh, it's even worse than I imagined. White (the horde) can mate with same-square-colored bishops if either:
* Black has two bishops on the opposite square color (or can underpromote to make it so, which may require capturing a bishop)
* Black has a bishop on the opposite square color and can get checkmated en route to promotion, for example with Pa2 and Bb1; or with Pc2 and the king surrounded by Black pieces

Watch me fumble over this at travis-ci.org/ddugovic/scalachess :-)

Sorry, but I see "End of the time"... Usually it matters... but I'm not perfect sure to have undestand this situation.

Edit: I've understand. I think that chess are a rappresentation of ancient battles, and in them only if Kings can't gives any order the kingdom is disgregates. So, if a knight, that isn't a king, is the only fighter in the battle, make no similitudines force as a tie.

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