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An endgame challenge - simple but tricky ending


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1

    yeres30

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #2

    varelse1

    Okay.

    I understand after 1.Kc4 Kc7  2.Kc5 and 3.Kb6. But black is not forced to go to c7. Am still trying to figure out. sacrificing the f-pawn will not work.

    give me a few moments here

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3

    varelse1

    I got it!

    VERY nice puzzle. I like it!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #4

    LoekBergman

    Thanks for 1 Kc4. That is the solution. After Kd8 comes 2. Kd4. And now can white force black to leave opposition.

    For instance:

    2. ... Kc8

    3. Kd5 Kc7

    4. Kc5 or

    2. ... Kc7 and 3. Kc5.

    Very elegant and important to know.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5

    yeres30

    varelse1 wrote: I got it! VERY nice puzzle. I like it!

    Nice work. 

    Of course after 6...Ka7 -  7.Kd8 is an easy win.

    However, after 6....Ka7, it is mate in 3.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6

    LoekBergman

    7. Kc6 Ka8

    8. c8Q+ Ka7

    9. Qb7

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #7

    varelse1

    lol thats right, too

    I slapped that analysis together in 45 seconds. sue meCool


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