14150 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!
i was confused i will admit
not even a puzzle
You got to love those outside passed pawns.
This is too simple for Thursday
nice and easy!
I really appreciate endgame lessons - closer to "exact science" than other phases of the game, but often difficult.
I am wondering if the initial ... e4 move by black was good because it broke up the mutual protection of whites two pawns or because it blocked the white king's shortest line to stop the h-pawn from promoting. I think it was the latter, but I didn't see that until well after it was all over.
Would it work the same if the c, d, and e pawns had been in b, c, and d? I think not. I think then, the white king could have moved up to prevent the promotion at h1. And the black king would have had a hard job preventing one or the other of the white pawns from promoting. I'm going to try it that way to see what happens.
EDIT: Yes, I tried it with the Kings and h-pawn in the same positions, but the c2, d3, and e5 pawns at b2, c3 and d5 respectively, and indeed it results in a win for white, because now the white king has a direct path to preventing promotion at h1, and white pawns at d4 and b4 stymie the black king until the white king can come back and escort his pawn to promotion at d8.
To my mind, that makes this endgame solution a lot more complicated than a simple general rule. The counting (h-pawn to h8 and King to g7) is still the key, but the count is different depending on what is in the way. So the real task is to learn how to put something in the way of the opponent's short route.
cool little puzzle. its all about the square.
Black wins easily.
And in my case black got a poor position and checkmate ))
olololololl OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO INESTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
I'ts too easy
Strange and dubious openings I: The Alapin opening
by PossibleOatmeal a few minutes ago
When a coward refuses to resign.......
by TheronG12 a few minutes ago
Admins: Spam alert, you may wish to check this
Bobby Fischer Lacked Creativity ?....How Dare Me !
by power_2_the_people 3 minutes ago
7/4/2015 - IM Bosboom - IM Bitalzadeh, Corus C, 2009
by sdtmcn 4 minutes ago
Choosing an Anti-sicilian.
by valentinof 6 minutes ago
by Monarch1066 8 minutes ago
Millionaire Chess 2!!
by themaskedbishop 9 minutes ago
Archive & Tab Navigation
by whisper_r 13 minutes ago
French tarrasch open against +150
by Equiv 14 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 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!