Passed Pawns Again

One passed pawn in the endgame can be stronger than two passed pawns.

In this week’s problem, White has a very good passed pawn on the 6th rank. The Black King is also trapped in the corner. White can use these two advantages to win the game, despite being material down.

How does White to move win the game?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White plays 1 Qxd6 cxd6 2 b4 Kf8 3 b5 Ke8 4 b6 Kd8 5 a6 and wins.

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.