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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.
what size should chessboard's squares have?
by kanupw a few minutes ago
Copying other players is FUN :D
by Pulpofeira 3 minutes ago
suggestion for Android app... 😂
by Angevine 5 minutes ago
Toggle Between Old & New Look
by zenwabi 8 minutes ago
by sohum3894 8 minutes ago
7/26/2016 - Two Threats In One Move
by irontigran1 14 minutes ago
What's the difference between a Super GM and a GM?
by Robert_New_Alekhine 15 minutes ago
Positions I don't understand
by bogdanz 16 minutes ago
A secret windmill in the king's gambit
by sohum3894 20 minutes ago
your first task as a beginner is to start to really love chess...
by thegreat_patzer 26 minutes ago
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