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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.
Nigel Short: Women's brains not chess brains
by Elubas a few minutes ago
eliminating blunders without the wait?
by tkbunny 2 minutes ago
How fast can you +800pts?
by bb_gum234 3 minutes ago
what do people mean when they call a win "clean"?
by tkbunny 4 minutes ago
Why Wont nobody help??
by Max-is 4 minutes ago
beccoming a staff member.
by RonaldJosephCote 6 minutes ago
What's your favorite excuse for why you lost game of chess?
by DarklingSalmon 7 minutes ago
Are you actively trying to improve your chess and don't go to a chess club?
by now_and_zen 17 minutes ago
want to get insulted for free ?
by tkbunny 21 minutes ago
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