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8/12/2010 - Endgame Calculation


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #101

    subham_behera

    mahi09 wrote:

    nice


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #102

    subham_behera

    mahi09 wrote:

    nice


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #103

    dufferps

    Tsuki wrote:

    Does waiting for d4 (h5, c3 h4, d4 e5xd4, c3xd4 h3) produce a better tempo?  It seems the better choice to me, but I'm not sure.  It ends the same, but the black king and queen has a better position?

    Thanks.

    Tsuki


    I don't know what you mean by waiting for d4.  The d-pawn will sit waiting for the black e-pawn to advance to e4, then capture it.  If black initially moves his h-pawn, White King moves Kd5 and has a clear line to block promotion at h1; it is then too late to block it by moving pawn to e4.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #104

    EternalShadow

    Not difficult.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #105

    ray1232

    good puzzle.next time a bit harder

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #106

    Chessstudent

    1ST....easy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #107

    dufferps

    vlandr4 wrote:

    And in my case black got a poor position and checkmate ))


    But 4. ...   Kd8  prevents white from promoting.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #108

    GeminiKnight

    Easy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #109

    YoSniper

    Why not 1...h4? I don't see why Black has to give away a pawn.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #110

    bobhrn

    easy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #111

    vindeevious

    that was fairly easy, but it was a good puzzle.Laughing

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #112

    Gil-Gandel

    YoSniper wrote:

    Why not 1...h4? I don't see why Black has to give away a pawn.


    Because the White King can make a run for the corner and catch the pawn. But after the move actually played, there's either a White pawn in the way of his own King, or (if White doesn't take) the centre pawn is queening instead.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #113

    Kawasaki

    alogo wrote:

    Chess geometry is a very interesting topic.

    Today's problem reminds me of the following classical study of Richard Reti:

     

    Black has to move twice with the king in order to prevent White's pawn from queening- and these are sufficient for White to catch the pawn. Here, after 1... e4 2.dxe4 White needs another two moves to create a threat to queen himself, so that Black has to move the King once.


    Here, after 1... e4 2.dxe4                  You mean in todays problem!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #114

    Kawasaki

    2. dxe4

     

    And black wins a tempo.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #115

    johnsbro

    got it..

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #116

    chessica

    hmmmmmmmm

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #117

    dlee180

    werid

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #118

    sjpdna

    anassawalha wrote:

    easy thanks


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #119

    leonose14

    Ehh.. I don't think the pawn sacrifice is all that needed...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #120

    risingstar11

    easy endgame


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