The "Simple" Queen Endgame

Jan 25, 2012, 2:06 PM |

The "Simple" Queen Endgame:

Greetings everyone, and welcome to my first blog. To get started, I am going to present an interesting game in which I outplayed my opponent in a queen, king, and pawn endgame. This is one of the hardest types of endgames to understand in chess, so it is no wonder that it is filled with mistakes and tactics.

In the opening, my opponent makes several pointless moves. However, I, playing the Caro-Kann, do not have such an open position to take advantage of them. The position begins with several pieces on the board, but quickly trades off into the aforementioned endgame.

For a long time, I had a disadvantage and tried only to draw. Eventually, however, I gained some material and got ahead. However, it is quite hard to win any queen endgame with only a minute left on the clock and no delay. So, without further ado, here is the game:

Hope you enjoyed the game! If you have any comments, please post below.

Puzzle of the Blog:

Every time I post a blog, I will offer a puzzle to my readers. Whoever solves it first will have their name posted in the next issue. Please note that these are not normal chess puzzles. It is too easy to solve those with an analysis engine. My puzzles will actually require some thinking, and will be posted in a variety of ways. Here is the first one:







Thanks for reading,