Elementary Endings

Elementary endings are not as simple as they first appear.

In this week’s problem, each side only has one King and one pawn.

You can hardly make chess simpler…. But it is still a tricky problem. White has to play and draw.

How does White draw the game?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White wins with 1. Ra7!

Steven Carr

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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.