More King and Pawn Endgames

In this week’s position, White is losing.

He tries one last trick with 1. g4.

Even in supposedly very simple positions, you need to concentrate to the end.

Black played 1…hxg4 after White played 1. g4. Can you see how White now draws the game?

What should Black have played on his first move to win the game?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White plays 1. h4 Kg4 2. Kg6! Kxh4 3. Kf5 and he can get back in time to stop the Black pawns.

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.