8/15/2018 - Preventing Counterplay

DailyFun
nathanf314

go bears

r2d2bb8

second, a very instructive puzzle

IGLee

yay

ellr16

Not terribly hard, if you read the title. I enjoy endgames more.

 

Spoiler: Black's immediate threat is c4, which when taken, creates a passed pawn on d4 (or if not taken, just goes cxd3). b3 is the only way to prevent this. The next has to be a reaction to what black plays. c4 leads to bxc4. a5 threatens a4, which removes your pawn on b3, recreating the first threat. a4 solves this. If they had moved their king, advancing the g pawn would be best, because their king can't threaten anything quickly.

jatin-aryan

fp

BradenLaughlin

Heyo

jpeinsc
ok
jean22

done

Grobilein

OK, even before I could load the page, the first three answers had been given. So you are fast. ;-)

 

JohnE654321

done

Clues39

cool

tarnib

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Piranha62

Too simple

robdonchess

hi

jorb8

yea

sylrestus

yeap

 

tomdalsan

yes

KingSullian

Easy, NOw ta' saVe da' world happy.png 

 

ColdFly_chess

Which direction do I play?

 

Edit: found the rank and file references, tiny on a mobile screen. 

PS: yes you can get to this position on a recessed board