Originally posted by nimzo5Rec'd.
That is a really good basic example. Two key ideas, first is to gain the opposition White has to be in the same position but lose a move, then a second time triangulate to push the Black king into only moves out the back.
Good basic endgame technique doesn't take more than a couple hours and it nets countless half and full points in games.
Originally posted by Maxacre42The opposite king is controlled by the engine Crafty.
I though triangulation was with bishops... Anyways I actually didn't see the point of this, it seemed too easy and I'm sure I didn't actually do triangulation. The opposite king seems to randomly pick his moves.
Originally posted by cmsMasterFine example indeed!
I decided to do some endgame practice today (for about the first time ever) and realized that I did not even understand basic triangulation. I'm sure some of you don't either, so here's an exercise for you:
Originally posted by cmsMasterWhat I did was push the pawn for fun and the black king kept backing up, and I just went around the other way once it was a protected passed pawn.
The opposite king is controlled by the engine Crafty.
The point is that in the initial position black holds the opposition (There are an odd number of squares between the two kings and white is to move). Therefore, white must gain the opposition by moving in a triangle shape in order to queen his pawn.
This is a basic example but it is essential endgame technique nonetheless.