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I like this endgame puzzle.
Good one! Nice ending training! Normally 2 connected pawns (like Black with g3 and h3) will win easily to a rook. The rook cannot stop both connected pawns in those cases. Here Black's king is too vulnerable ...
But why did it take so long to upload this?
What's so special about first page?
What's so special about first page? I think it means you live in the right time zone?
I have better solution. Mate in 4!
Just show it! There is no mate in 4 (at best defence by Black).
good puzzle. not necessarily looking for mate.
A couple of posters have aluded to it, but I don't think anyone has posted a reason for why the immediate Ra8 (or Ra7) doesn't work. Forcing the king an extra square away from the pawns on the 3rd rank is important, as the king is forced up the board to avoid mate. It doesn't quite work out if you don't play Ra4+ first.
Useful endgame exercise.
help-mate in 4 (hard)
by n9531l 3 minutes ago
I need more rating points
by killer-memest4r 4 minutes ago
Should i learn the bishop and knight vs king checkmate?
by SaintGermain32105 4 minutes ago
notation ambiguity with en passant
by strategyzrox 5 minutes ago
Big Ol' List of Beginner Books etc.
by SilentKnighte5 8 minutes ago
Four CB sets arrived - Dominator and 3 sets of entry level 3 inch ebony
by rickyro 9 minutes ago
closed center, both sides castled King side, f4 by W, good or bad?
by Nckchrls 11 minutes ago
Finally! A Plus Score against a GM
by Pulpofeira 15 minutes ago
The Sicilian Refuted!
by SaintGermain32105 16 minutes ago
5/26/2016 - Chr. Wiehe, Nationaltidende, 1884
by slaverobbie 21 minutes ago
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