Tough position for white

msiipola

White to move.

Is white loosing?

ghost_of_pushwood

You're a wily one... wink.png

lfPatriotGames

This looks really familiar. I think it was on tactics trainer or something like that a couple days ago. Is this the one where it's hard to believe black cannot win?

msiipola

Yes, one of the most well known end game analysis.

I think if you try to understand this, you will learn much about king and pawn endgames.

 

mickynj

 This is Reti's famous composition, isn't it? It's a great introduction to the kind of magic that can occur in the end game

The-Michael-Corleone

Here is a famous one by Troitsky.  White to move and win.

tired_of_ignorance
The-Michael-Corleone написал:
 

Here is a famous one by Troitsky.  White to move and win.

1.Be6 Ke7 (1...Kf8 2.h6 Ke7 3.h7) 2.h6 Kf8 (2...Kf6 3.Bf5! Kf7 4.Bh7 Kf6 5.Kf4) 3.Bd5! Ke7 4.h7

VihithAdvyithReddy

black cant win

 

Awesome60
White lost
PsYcHo_ChEsS

As for the first problem posted by the OP: it's a draw, although it does seem impossible. Because it's white to play, white can move over to support it's own pawn, and in the process it's still close enough to catch the black pawn should black decide to stop the white pawn.