17490 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Last updated on 1/27/11, 4:09 AM.
An Endgame Study is a composed problem in an endgame position that contains an aesthetic solution, and is usually hard to find. There are many such studies, and famous composers include GM Pal Benko, Ladislav Prokes,Richard Reti,and Alexei Troitsky. Here is an example of one of the most famous studies of all time
Why white cant try for draw? After 4 ... R b3 ch 5 K c2 black can go for 5 ... R b2 ch. And subsequently too he can go for perpetual checks as long as White king is on c1 and c2 squares. If white king moves to c3 the black rook can come to b1 and thereafter to c1, the skewer square.
The point is, in order to stop black rook to move to c1 square white king has to be at one square distance from that square i. e. either on d1 or d2 which black can well prevent by giving checks perpetually.
Or am I missing something?
Why would you not make the pawn into a queen? It has the same abilities as a rook and more! It can't hurt...
it did in this position...
If He moved c8 = Q then Rc4+
So he'll have to get the king out of check by taking the Rook with his queen and if he did this it's a draw by stalmate
or moving the king away and the rook will just take the queen
but with a rock he wouldn't have this problem that's why :)
You must be logged in to edit this page.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!