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  1. 14 Oct '11 00:10
    Mr. Carrobie and Mr. Gambit worked together very well in another article recently to make a very fun read on some complex endgame positions. It seems as though there could be some good work collected together for study. This first problem was a first place winner in La Strategie and is the work of N.D Grigoriev! While it is a pure pawn ending there is more than meets the eye.. White to play and win:
    White: Kh3, e2, h4
    Black: Kd5, h5

    Q
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    14 Oct '11 01:35
    Originally posted by PhySiQ
    Mr. Carrobie and Mr. Gambit worked together very well in another article recently to make a very fun read on some complex endgame positions. It seems as though there could be some good work collected together for study. This first problem was a first place winner in La Strategie and is the work of N.D Grigoriev! While it is a pure pawn ending there is more than meets the eye.. White to play and win:
    White: Kh3, e2, h4
    Black: Kd5, h5

    Q
  3. 14 Oct '11 08:04 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [fen]8/8/8/3k3p/7P/7K/4P3/8 b - - 0 1[/fen]
    this is really tricky, all i seem to get are drawing positions, if white goes after the h
    pawn the black king can reach the corner and draw, if white tries to promote the
    central pawn, blacks king gets in front of the pawn and gets a drawing position again.
    It is clear that if white is to win, he must somehow make use of these two elements for
    black cannot surely defend against both, the plan should therefore be to advance the e
    pawn, abandon it and at the opportune moment, swing over to prevent the black king
    reaching the drawing square h8. How this can be achieved at present i cannot say.
  4. 14 Oct '11 10:18
    The first two moves for white must be Kg3, Kg2, then swing behind the pawn to advance. Run over too quickly to the pawn results in drawing positions like you say..
  5. 14 Oct '11 10:29 / 5 edits
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