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8/12/2010 - Endgame Calculation

  • #101
    mahi09 wrote:


  • #102
    Tsuki wrote:

    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?



    I don't know what you mean by waiting for d4.  The d-pawn will sit waiting for the black e-pawn to advance to e4, then capture it.  If black initially moves his h-pawn, White King moves Kd5 and has a clear line to block promotion at h1; it is then too late to block it by moving pawn to e4.

  • #103

    Not difficult.

  • #104

    good puzzle.next time a bit harder

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  • #106
    vlandr4 wrote:

    And in my case black got a poor position and checkmate ))

    But 4. ...   Kd8  prevents white from promoting.

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  • #108

    Why not 1...h4? I don't see why Black has to give away a pawn.

  • #109


  • #110

    that was fairly easy, but it was a good puzzle.Laughing

  • #111
    YoSniper wrote:

    Why not 1...h4? I don't see why Black has to give away a pawn.

    Because the White King can make a run for the corner and catch the pawn. But after the move actually played, there's either a White pawn in the way of his own King, or (if White doesn't take) the centre pawn is queening instead.

  • #112
    alogo wrote:

    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.

    Here, after 1... e4 2.dxe4                  You mean in todays problem!

  • #113

    2. dxe4


    And black wins a tempo.

  • #114

    got it..

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  • #117
    anassawalha wrote:

    easy thanks

  • #118

    Ehh.. I don't think the pawn sacrifice is all that needed...

  • #119

    easy endgame

  • #120

    its ok... ^_^


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