Queen versus Rook

In this week’s problem, Black is winning.

However, care must be taken at all times or else accidents can happen.

An accident can easily happen in queen versus rook endings.

Black carelessly played 1…Kf2. How did White respond?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White plays 1. h4!! c1=Q 2. Qg5+ Qxg5+ 3. hxg5 which is a double check, allowing White to play Rook takes Queen on the next move.

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.