endgames for beginners 3

Mar 12, 2011, 6:17 AM |

                   Endgames for Beginners 3: Pawn Races Part 1

Hello! in my last post, I demonstrated what to do if you queened your pawn, but what if your opponent is going to queen his pawn, too? This lesson will be divided into 2 parts; this one discusses if the pawns queen succesively, the next ifa pawn queens while the other reaches the 7th rank.


Now, a queen and king against a queen and king is usually a draw, but there are exceptions you should know.


 As you can see, the geometry of the board can mar one's drawing chances. Here is another exception:



   So, even queening first doesn't preclude you from defeat.