Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Chess Endings - King and Pawn

White to move and win:

Highlight below to see answer:
[White errored badly here with 51.c5?? [ 51.a4+- a5 52.b5 Kd6 ( 52...Kf6 53.c5+-) 53.Kxf5 Kc5 54.Ke5 Kxc4 55.Kd6 Kb3 56.Kc6 Kxa4 57.Kxb6 Kb4 58.Kc6 a4 59.b6 a3 60.b7+-; 51.Kg5 also wins: 51...Ke5 52.c5 bxc5 53.bxc5 Kd5 54.Kxh5 a5 55.Kg5 Kxc5 56.Kxf5 Kb5 57.g4 Ka4 58.g5 Kxa3 59.g6 Kb4 60.g7+-] 51...bxc5 52.bxc5 52...a5! 53.c6 [ 53.Kg5 Kd5 54.Kxh5 Kxc5 55.Kg6 Kc4 56.Kxf5 Kb3 57.g4 Kxa3 58.g5 a4 59.g6 Kb2 60.g7 a3 61.g8Q a2=; 53.a4 Kd5 54.Kxf5 Kxc5 55.Kg5 Kb4 56.Kxh5 Kxa4 57.g4 Kb4 58.g5 a4 59.g6 a3 60.g7 a2 61.g8Q a1Q=] 53...Kd6 54.Kxf5 Kxc6 55.Kg5 Kb5 56.Kxh5 Ka4 57.g4 Kxa3 58.g5 a4 59.g6 Kb2 60.g7 a3 61.g8Q a2 (90) Game drawn by mutual agreement 1/2-1/2

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