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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chess endgame study: Black King to Pawn - We're in this love together

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Hi Everyone,

Here is an interesting endgame study. The Black pawn is all set to queen the pawn on b1. White King has the support of a Knight and two Bishops. What are White's chances here?

Is not the Black King telling the pawn 'We're in this love together...'
Or, maybe, it's the White King telling his army. But White got to win this somehow. Can you help?

You can play the Al Jarreau video in the background while you solve this. Enjoy!

Here is the solution. Just run the flashplayer to check it out.

The other solution if Black changes his third move is as follows:

And, if Black opts for a different second move then the solution is as follows:

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