Blocking in the endgame

Dec 5, 2010, 9:56 AM |
Recently I played a Computer Workout excercise here on and finally came up with an interesting position. Maybe it is not that great but still I found is instructive and saved to my personal collection. Here it is. The task is to mate black in two:
I am sure that solving is not a problem in this case.
For me the lesson in this position is the following: if you are mating the king and some other pieces are on the board it is a good idea to block all the remaining pieces thus forcing the king to move (and to mate him without pawn promotion).