King and Pawn Endings

King and Pawn endings are very good practice for calculating variations.

Even the simplest looking endgames can contain difficulties.

In this week’s problem, the strong grandmaster playing Black, made a mistake and failed to find the win.

What is Black’s winning move?

In last Monday’s problem, White wins with 1. f4+! gxf4 2. Kf3! fxe3 3. fxe3 Kd5 4. Kf4 Ke6 5. e4 fxe4 6. Kxe4 and the endgame is a win.

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.