64 King and Pawn Concepts

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64 King and Pawn Concepts

I have created the following table (an endgame"learning board") I share with my students and for chess.com users to take advantage of. Please mentally scan the positions and then leave a comment saying your rating and how many positions that you know "cold". This is a follow up to my roadmap http://www.chess.com/article/view/0---2000-a-roadmap-of-chess-knowledge article where I laid out a knowledge by rating list.

To make sense of the positions assume that that the pawn is a center pawn unless you can see a board edge in the fragment. Also keep an eye on the top of the fragment to see if there is a dark boarder for the edge of the chessboard.

  Below each diagram there is a  evaluation indicating the result depending on which player is to move; essentially each fragment is two problems, white to play/black to play.

Please mentally scan the positions and take note of how many positions/concepts you know "cold" and then post the number along with your rating in the comments to this thread.

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 This list of positions is by no means comprehensive for even intermediate to advanced king and pawn (not even close!) knowledge. But I do think it is a respectable cross section of the knowledge base from novice to "mastery" of this all important phase of the game. I look forward to hearing from you all on this self survey of king and pawn.

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