Queen and Knight in the Endgame

A Queen and Knight can cooperate very well in the endgame.

In this week’s problem, White can force a win with a clever sequence of moves. He has an advanced pawn on h6, which means he may be able to sacrifice something on g6, if he can then play h7 and queen his pawn.

How does White win?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White can check Black in 7 moves by playing Ra1,Ra5,Rh5,Rh7,Rd7,Rd8 and finally Re8 check.

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.