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Essential pawn endgame knowledge


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Chess_Lover11

    Difficulty : Easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    fujia

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssssyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    pattrik

    true it's easy, but essential for a king and pawn endgame.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Chess_Lover11

    Here's another technique one must know.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    TomBarrister

    TheMouse wrote:
    Prakash_M wrote:

    Here's another technique one must know.

     

     


    Nice! It's been about two weeks since this was last posted.


    Hey!  That's MY line!  Or maybe it's yours, and I copied it.

    Also, it's only been 5 days. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    NickYoung5

    Nice, Fezzik.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    rooperi

    Can somebody give some insight in this position?

    I'm black, (playing up the board) against a 1830.

    I played f6, and offered a draw. He declined, and I ended up winning.

    Why would he decline, does white have any chances? Was I wrong to offer, is there a forced win for BlacK?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    DonkeyShark

    wow, apparently I should study endgame strategy.  I may as well be playing pin the tail on the donkey on pretty much every single one of these puzzles (even the easy ones)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    Skand

    DonkeyShark wrote:

    wow, apparently I should study endgame strategy.  I may as well be playing pin the tail on the donkey on pretty much every single one of these puzzles (even the easy ones)


    Why would you like to hurt yourself? 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    Chess_Lover11

    LOL yea NM Reb the more simple it seems, the more chances are there to make mistakes!Wink

     

    Endgames require precise play even a single mistake will make you suffer!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    Chess_Lover11

    Some more essential pawn endings.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    [ Edit : corrected 1st puzzle ]

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    wishiwonthatone

    The only puzzle that makes any sense to me is Prakash_M 2nd puzzle immediately above. I absolutely see no sense in any of the others. What's with the king constantly moving away from its "charges"? Absolutely counter-intuitive. I understand the concept of opposition but I can't get how it's applied in some of the cases above. 

    But thanks all, these are instructive. Not your fault, the pupil's make-up - be it wood or stone.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    wishiwonthatone

    Thanks Fezzik. Sounds awesome. In the meantime I'll look up "corresponding square". I certainly don't understand, as of this writing, how a4 and g7 are corresponding. They appear to have no geometric relationship, at least not in the way "opposition" refers to a geometric pattern.  This is interesting stuff.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    wishiwonthatone

    Ah, so I'm not as stupit as I am. Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    Chess_Lover11

    I didn't explained, as i might not be good at explaining them as i am myself a learner. I thought the puzzles are self-explainatory anyways i think you need to learn the "triangulation" technique which Fezzik will explain you soon. Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    alek63

    great ! thks

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    DonkeyShark

    Fezzik wrote:

    My favorite pawn ending position of all time:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lev Alburt describes this as the most instructive position in all of chess!

     


    Can you explain this top one?  I am clueless here


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