Passed Pawns in the Endgame.

Sometimes a strong enemy passed pawn can be a hindrance to that side, if it block his own pieces.

In this week’s problem, Black has to cope with the task of neutralising White’s strong centre and strong bishop.

How does Black to play bring about a situation where his knight is stronger than the enemy bishop?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White plays 1. Nb3! b6 2. Rfc1 Rac8 3. Ba6 Rce8 4. Bb7 and White controls the c-file.

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.