# 8/12/2010 - Endgame Calculation

Nice 1

Nice Puzzle

good endgame technique..

Neat

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.

cool

nice but easy

Good and Simple

easy

Good exercise.

First is to block the white kings route.

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

EASY AS A LEMON

Good puzzle indeed.

39TH !!

Easy one.

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.

beautiful :)

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