King or Queen?

Endings improve your ability to calculate.

In an ending one loose move can mean the difference between a win and a draw, or even between a win and a loss.

In this week’s problem, White can easily lose if he does not find the right moves.

White wants to stop the pawn from promoting. It turns out that he cannot do this, but he can ask Black the question ‘Do you want a King or a Queen on the board?’

How does White to play 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.