18433 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?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
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!
This was a game I played the other day and I reached this endgame. I felt it was winning for white due to the threat of the passed pawn. However he has the pawn majority on the queenside so at a first glance I wasnt sure. I ended up winning because he completely misplayed the endgame. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
White has a certain edge but i dont know if its enough...
actually wait. kf7 kf2 ke6 ke3 ke5 and after c4, black is better.
Then he gets the king to the king side and should win, unless...
kd3 c4 bc bc kc4 ker kc5 and you win.
But with his king in front of the pawn, white has at most a draw.
Black should win. The q-side majority is more important than the passed pawn and tempo moves are also ok for Black.
Thanks for your help. It seems pretty clear now. Luckily for me my opponent didnt seem well versed in endgames so I won pretty easily.
Looks winning for black at first sight due to outside pawn majority. But black can't trade two pawns on the queenside so it's not as simple as it looks. I thinkits still winning for black however.
wait ooops white has 11.c5
and so 10...bxc4 11.Kxc4 Kxe4 12.Kb4 Kf3 13.Ka5 Kxg3 14.Kxa6 Kf4 15.Kb7! g3 16.a5 g2 17.a6 g1Q 18.a7 = hmm...
Edit: found it 9...bxa4 10.bxa4 a5! 11.Kc4 Kxe4 12.Kxc5 Kf3 13.Kb5 Kxg3 14.Kxa5 Kf4 15.Kb6 g3 15.a5 g2 16.a6 g1Q+ wins
here is an easy win for black:
by Pulpofeira 2 minutes ago
by Diakonia 11 minutes ago
how do I spake to a gm?
by shine5 12 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by Ziryab 16 minutes ago
Vintage 4" Black Lacquered Lardy
by cgrau 20 minutes ago
by mcostan 23 minutes ago
have you ever ChEaTeD?
by kaynight 31 minutes ago
by GReagent 34 minutes ago
Who Is The Best Players In Chess History
by SmyslovFan 37 minutes ago
who is the best kings indian defense player ever?
by Wrigley1 43 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!