Pawn endings (2) - Some remarks about lost points.
Out of a rook ending in this game https://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1539872927 white went into a lost pawn ending and black managed to draw it. Endings are boring? Hmm. Look into this one. :)
White is clearly a better player than I am. The pawn ending was correctly evaluated by me (black) as won. The analysis of this ending became more time consuming than I thought and it shows a lot of motives:
- activating the rook
- transition from rook to pawn ending
- transition from pawn to queen ending
- pawn race
- shouldering off the king
- distant free pawn
- pawn squares
Going through this analysis should help seeing, why those endings are far from easy.