King and Pawn Endings

King and Pawn endings are not as easy as many people think they are.

In this week’s position, White has an extra pawn,but it is not easy to convert it into a win.

How does White win this game?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White wins with 1. Kd5! b1=Q 2. c4+ and the new Queen is taken, leaving an easy win for White.

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.