This is a follow up to last Monday’s post about the necessity of calculating so-called ‘elementary’ endgames.
In that posting, the winning move was Kg4, while , on the contrary, a6 lost.
It is very easy to throw away a half-point or even a whole point in an endgame by a bad move.
It is necessary to acquire a knowledge of winning patterns in elementary endgames so that your calculations can be purposeful.
In the following position, there is only a King and Pawn on each side, and it looks difficult for Black.
But there is a way to draw this position, with a careful dance of Black’s King.
Have a go, and see if you can find the path to safety.