8/12/2010 - Endgame Calculation

Timeyo_R_Nkosi

Nice 1

homeshpwe

Nice Puzzle

vinniprabhu

good endgame technique..

Pavrey

Neat

Dragec

Nice way to learn more about the pawn endings

alogo

Chess geometry is a very interesting topic.

Today's problem reminds me of the following classical study of Richard Reti:

Black has to move twice with the king in order to prevent White's pawn from queening- and these are sufficient for White to catch the pawn. Here, after 1... e4 2.dxe4 White needs another two moves to create a threat to queen himself, so that Black has to move the King once.

peaceflowercox

cool

CapsLock01

nice but easy

ipeakyol

Good and Simple

go4jas

easy

Naedling

Good exercise.

juncatamio

First is to block the white kings route.

Tsuki

Does waiting for d4 (h5, c3 h4, d4 e5xd4, c3xd4 h3) produce a better tempo?  It seems the better choice to me, but I'm not sure.  It ends the same, but the black king and queen has a better position?

Thanks.

Tsuki

Narasimhanravi

EASY AS A LEMON

tanmay_chakrabarti

Good puzzle indeed.

TheOldReb

                           39TH !!

shahronakm

Easy one.

Peecy

Another easy puzzle. Still interesting though. By simply giving up a pawn, Black maneuvres himself into a much stronger position. White could decide to not take the pawn, but that would gain Black a promotion as well.

sai25590

beautiful :)

vowles_23

I assume that the pawn sac is so that the King doesn't get mated or the Queen face connected pawns?