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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.)
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!
It's not enough, the link to the article Scott provided, explains it with clarity,
[within the range]
Nope, the black king can catch it, it's in the square of the pawn.
I am missing something about #2: if the a2 pawn takes off, is that not enough to win?
by Scottrf 13 months ago
by Scottrf 18 months ago
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