Two Passed Pawns Against A Rook

Two passed pawns can often beat a rook.

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that Black can create two passed pawns by playing 1…Rc4!

After 2. bxc4 Bc5! 3. Rc1 b3, the two passed pawns beat the White rook.

But two passed pawns don’t always beat a rook.

In this week’s problem, White can save himself with a very clever move.

What does White play? It is a very difficult problem.

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.