Manufacturing Passed Pawns (2)

This is another example of rook endings guru, Keith Arkell, manufacturing a supported passed pawn, using the same technique as we saw in last week’s example. Once again, this comes from “Chess for Life”.

Again, the obvious way to create a passed pawn from Black’s majority is by arranging e6 and d5, but this would leave the d-pawn passed, but isolated. Instead, Arkell knocks out White’s e-pawn with

as a result of which he is left with a passed pawn on the d-file, which is defended by a colleague on e7. Black duly won.

Steve Giddins