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I like this endgame puzzle.
Good one! Nice ending training! Normally 2 connected pawns (like Black with g3 and h3) will win easily to a rook. The rook cannot stop both connected pawns in those cases. Here Black's king is too vulnerable ...
But why did it take so long to upload this?
What's so special about first page?
What's so special about first page? I think it means you live in the right time zone?
I have better solution. Mate in 4!
Just show it! There is no mate in 4 (at best defence by Black).
good puzzle. not necessarily looking for mate.
A couple of posters have aluded to it, but I don't think anyone has posted a reason for why the immediate Ra8 (or Ra7) doesn't work. Forcing the king an extra square away from the pawns on the 3rd rank is important, as the king is forced up the board to avoid mate. It doesn't quite work out if you don't play Ra4+ first.
Useful endgame exercise.
Please, Sleeping Beauty
by MSC157 3 minutes ago
Team vote chess rating
by jposthuma 6 minutes ago
Chess poem for my ex-wife
by NotAllowedTo 6 minutes ago
Does anyone know if chess master 11 grand master edition is good?
by Wilbert_78 8 minutes ago
I Don't Understand Ruy Lopez Positions
by shell_knight 10 minutes ago
you need to remove this
by RonaldJosephCote 12 minutes ago
If you could what requirements would you add/remove to attain the CM-GM title ??
by DrCheckevertim 14 minutes ago
why does a world chess championship skip years? the next one is 2016.
by MSC157 16 minutes ago
World Championship 2014
by ParadoxOfNone 16 minutes ago
I can't concentrate on books
by Irontiger 16 minutes ago
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