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Each puzzle has only one solution for each step which doesn't either turn a win into a draw, or a draw into a loss. Try and calculate to the end before making any moves!
(Credit to 'Secrets of Pawn Endings' where a lot of the puzzles were taken from.)
You get credit if you saw every response, not just played moves one by one ;)
I got the first one without peeking. Am I now a end-game master? :)
Seriously - thanks for the blog post. practice makes perfect...
Scottrf, that's a nice endgame study in the TT exercise you've given a link to. Having the two extra, stopped pawns makes all the difference though!
theliten, there's an error in your diagram because that position is drawn!
It should be 4.Kb1 & not Ka1! Always keep the defending king on one of the two squares in front of the advancing pawn whenever possible, else place it in opposition to the other king.
More difficult than you'd think aren't they.
This is great! Thanks!
uhrrrmmmm weird eh' Scotty?
Ah yes, I get the same thing here in the comments.
tried that over here: and I get a blog page,
insert see diagram, does anything pop up?
Some more added. Second one down now is really tough.
Excellent set of endgame studies Scottrf. Very instructive - I even succeeded in getting some of them correct !
You're right, deleted.
In the position reached- black wins. White can draw by repeating.
How is white going to get a win by repeating positions?
#9 (3rd to last) doesn't make any sense - the white king should go back to e4 on move 7.
Yes you're right, I see that now; thanks!
by Scottrf 23 months ago
by Scottrf 2 years ago
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