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  1. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    24 Aug '07 01:02
    Isn't endgame one of the most important and difficult parts of chess? I saw probably the first chess book of my life today and noted that it had some very interesting endgame questions that I had never met in a game before. I was hoping we could use a thread to pose challenging endgame positions to help our game. I hope to see some good thoughts up. Here's a sample problem in the book

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  2. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    24 Aug '07 01:05 / 1 edit


    Can black draw or can white win?
    Damn. I can't remember who's move it is
  3. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    24 Aug '07 01:11 / 1 edit
    Here's a better puzzle I saw in someone's profile...can't remember who.



    White to move, mate in 2. not really much of endgame tactic but I thought it's a good one
  4. 24 Aug '07 01:17
    Originally posted by Ramned
    Here's a better puzzle I saw in someone's profile...can't remember who.

    [fen]b7/8/k1B5/8/K7/8/8/1R4B1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    White to move, mate in 2. not really much of endgame tactic but I thought it's a good one
    Rb7!

    Credit Ilywrin for the puzzle.
  5. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    24 Aug '07 01:56


    Black to move.

    Can white draw or can black win?
  6. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    24 Aug '07 03:47
    Originally posted by Ramned
    [fen]4k3/8/5PKP/3b2P1/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Can black draw or can white win?
    Damn. I can't remember who's move it is
    It must be black's move because otherwise Kg7 makes it pretty simple for white.
  7. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    24 Aug '07 03:53
    Originally posted by Red Night
    It must be black's move because otherwise Kg7 makes it pretty simple for white.
    ...Kf8

    Kf5

    and white wins either way.
  8. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    24 Aug '07 04:33
    Originally posted by Ramned
    [fen]6k1/5p1p/8/4p3/8/4K1P1/7P/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Black to move.

    Can white draw or can black win?
    f5?
  9. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    24 Aug '07 11:47
    Originally posted by Exuma
    f5?
    g4...
  10. 26 Aug '07 16:00
    Originally posted by Ramned
    [fen]6k1/5p1p/8/4p3/8/4K1P1/7P/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    Black to move.

    Can white draw or can black win?
    h5 Ke4? f6 kf5? Kf7 h3 Kg7 g4 hxg4 hxg4 Kf7 g5 fxg5....

    Kxp....Black will be able to promote.
  11. 26 Aug '07 16:10
    Originally posted by Ramned
    g4...
    f5 g4 f4+ and black wins