Saving the game a Queen down

In this week’s position, White has to play and save the game.

He has a passed pawn on the seventh rank, but normally the Queen wins when the pawn is not on the Bishop or Rook files.

Nevertheless White can save the game.

Of course, if he promotes the pawn immediately, it is taken very quickly to a discovered check. So what does White do?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that Black wins by playing 1… Kd5! 2. Kb4 Ke4 3. Kxb5 Kf3 4. Kc5 Kxf2 . 5. e4 h4! 6. e5 hxg3 7. e6 g2 8. e7 g1=Q and Black wins the Queen ending.

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.