Ronin and Queen+Pawn vs Queen
Whilst studying Queen and Pawn vs Queen endings, I came across this fundamental position which reminded me of this scene from the 1998 film Ronin (staring Robin De Niro)
Spence: We got shooters here and here. I tell you an old trick.
[rubs the board]
Spence: What's your problem?
Sam: Draw again. Draw it again. You're the ace field man. Draw it again. It's a simple diagram. Just draw it again. Draw what you saw. Draw it again! Draw it again!
Sam: [Spence remains silent. Sam takes the marker and draws on the board] Two shooters. Car comes through here. Shooters across each other. Kill each other dead. Oh my, where'd you learn that?
Spence: In the regiment.
Sam: What regiment was that?
Spence: The 22nd Special Air Service.
Sam: What's the color of the boathouse at Hereford?
Spence: I don't like your attitude!
Sam: What's the color of the boathouse -...
Spence: F*ck off!
Sam: What's - -you got the gun. I'm unarmed. Do something. Go ahead. Do something. DO SOMETHING.
[Spence spills the coffee cup and Sam subdues him]
Sam: Tell me about an ambush. I ambushed you with a cup of coffee!
White to move (Averbakh 1979)
What is White's plan and scheme?
Would you believe he is trying to get his King to g1 in a diagram such as
The idea is that when the Black Queen next gives a check, the White Queen interposes along the 2nd rank whilst also delivering a check.
Just like in Ronin ... a cross check ... a cross fire
A sample game may go as