Instructive Endgames

DarkKnightAttack

White to play, Seems like Black will catch that queenside pawn and win using his kingside pawn majority. Can White survive?

Laskersnephew

A tricky one, but I think White can survive with 1.e4. Black can't play f1...4 because 2.e5+ actually wins for white. So after 1....fxe4 2.Kf2 I think White has enough time to pick of the e4 pawn and then attack Blacks two remaining pawns. Or I could be wrong!

khalifaalgosaibi

white can draw if black disconnects the f and g pawns by taking 

prawnestant

i would think doing kg3 then pushing h4 would be a good idea, just have to make sure the black h pawn doesnt have time to promote. draw at the least

DarkKnightAttack

Excellent!

theendgame3

great study !!!

Arisktotle

The first move is absolutely essential. The remainder is simple because both sides lack several tempi to win. After white 1.e4! black must capture it as 1. ... f4? 2. e5+! wins for white - as the OP said in his analysis! If white starts with 1.Kf2? Kc6 black can ignore the sacrifice 2.e4 and respond with 2. .. f4! 

DarkKnightAttack

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Coolsuperlight

Hi DarkKnightAttack.

Smallqpower11

pawn on the h or a file is usually a draw

hellotheretest1
Smallqpower11 wrote:

pawn on the h or a file is usually a draw

Yes, mostly

Coolsuperlight

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DarkKnightAttack

 

Omega_Doom

Mistake. After pieces are exchanged white exchange pawns and will make a passed h pawn by playing g4, g5. Black king is not in time to prevent the passer.

DarkKnightAttack

DarkKnightAttack wrote:

 

 

DarkKnightAttack
Omega_Doom wrote:

Mistake. After pieces are exchanged white exchange pawns and will make a passed h pawn by playing g4, g5. Black king is not in time to prevent the passer.

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Coolsuperlight

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DarkKnightAttack
Coolsuperlight wrote:

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Bxc6! followed by pawn to g4 is the solution!

Coolsuperlight

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