Crash Them Through, Again

The most common aim in an endgame is to queen a pawn. This is why it is often a good idea to advance your pawns if you can do so safely. If you move them nearer the promotion square, you can often threaten to promote them.

In this week’s problem, White can queen one of his pawns. He can crash a pawn through.

How does White to play win?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White plays 1 Bd5. Black takes the Bishop and White then plays Kb7 and then Kc6 and Kc5 and wins the endgame.

Steven Carr

This entry was posted in Articles, Steven Carr on by .

About Steven Carr

I am 57 years old, and I am trying to improve my standard of play. From 1998 to 2012, I had a break from chess, playing very few games in that period. I now play more competitive chess and I currently have a English grading of 184. I hope to get a grading of over 200 one day. I normally play in the Merseyside League and play Board 1 for Wallasey.