Three Pawns Against One

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that Black can draw with 1… Kc8 2. e7 Bc6 3. Kf7 Kb7 4. e8=Q+ Bxe8, and we reach a blockade situation where White cannot bring his King over to help promote his pawn without putting Black in stalemate.

In this week’s problem, White has to try to promote one of his pawns. As so often happens in endgames, Zugzwang plays an important role.

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.