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Beginners: Learn Opposition!


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Scottrf

    Just played a game which showed the importance of learning opposition!

    I traded rooks which was a mistake (knew I could take opposition but forgot about the tempo move of pushing the pawn), she correctly took with the king (rook pawn would be a draw after I stayed in the corner), but then a couple of moves later threw away an easy win by pushing the pawn behind the king allowing me to take opposition and draw the game. Kf3 would have won, I wouldn't be able to stop the pawn from queening.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    wbport

    52 .. Kf3 wins.  If White had played 52. Kg2 instead, 52. .. g5 would have won, i.e., 53 Kf2 Kh3.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    ChristianSoldier007

    inaccurate play, the position on move 28 is a draw

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    TonyH

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Scottrf

    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:

    inaccurate play, the position on move 28 is a draw

    Wasn't really the point.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    ChristianSoldier007

    sorry i meant 58

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    Scottrf

    ChristianSoldier007 wrote:

    sorry i meant 58

    I don't get you then? It's a draw from 53 onwards, and ended a draw.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    ChristianSoldier007

    actually i believe this is a win

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    Scottrf

    How would you win?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    ChristianSoldier007

    on move 57 try Kf4

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    Scottrf

    And I then play Kg2.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    ChristianSoldier007

    Kg4

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    Scottrf

    And I go backwards, Kg1. You can never push the pawn or get the king in front.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    ChristianSoldier007

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    ChristianSoldier007

    i also input the position on move 51 into houdini and its a win, so even if my analysis isn't 100% accurate the same idea wins

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    Scottrf

    I know it's a win at 51, my point was that 52...g5 is a blunder, and turns a won game into a drawn one.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    ChristianSoldier007

    ok

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    GreenPumpkin31

    ye. g5 was a blunder. He should have waited for the right time to push the pawn.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    ChristianSoldier007

    2.Kh4 wins

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    TonyH

    52...g5?? if the player had basic understanding of oppisition its a very easy win at move 58 its a draw. CS007 if you didnt know this you need to study this basic concept of opposition until its 100% clear for you. no pawn + piece endgame can be learned unless you have this idea down since so many of them are based on knowing when to trade into a drawn pawn ending.


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