King and Queen Vs King and Pawn: almost all you need to know
White to move. White wins even when the king is so far.

King and Queen Vs King and Pawn: almost all you need to know

Michel2426
FM Michel2426
Sep 3, 2018, 12:09 PM |
6

Hello everyone. In this post we are going to study King and Queen Vs King and Pawn (at 7th rank) basic endgame. Usually it’s winning for the side with the queen, but, there are some draw positions. Let’s begin.

 Example 1: Winning Plan

If it is knight or central pawn, the side with the queen is always winning, even when the king is very far. The way to win is by forcing the other king to block his own pawn, and then, advance your own king.

 

Example 2: Draw Position

But if it is bishop or rook pawn then if the king is not near enough, it could be a draw because the side with the pawn may use the stalemate idea to stop the winning plan.

 

Example 3: Exception

In this position, white is winning even when it is rook pawn, and the king is very far. It’s like an exception of the rule.

 

You can find all this and more (like the answer to Example 3 and some rules that may help you to evaluate this endgame) in this video in my channel. I invite you to open it and subscribe, I will be uploading videos like this at least twice every week (Monday and some other day). 

If you liked this you can follow me clicking on the right side at the top of the post. I will be posting things like this often.

And if you think this is going to be helpful for your friends, share it with them.

 

If you want to learn more about basic endings, you may click here.

If you want to see Kasparov’s Immortal Game, you may click here.

If you want to know what a fortress is you may click here.

If you want to know what is triangulation in endgames you may click here.

If you are a beginner and you want to know how to progress in chess, you may click here.

If you want to know how to be a better blitz player, you may click here.