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Daily Chess Improvement: Important K&P Endgame!

Endgame is a very important phase of the game. This is a must know King and Pawn endgame structure.

White to move. How should white proceed?

In the second puzzle, what if black defends by maneuvering the knight to block the skewer from d5 at c6 by playing 4. ....Ne5 5.Bd5 Nc6?

Yancey, Here is the solution for your variant.

V-1

  1. Kg6 Ne5+
  2. Kf6 Nxf7
  3. Ke7 Ra8
  4. Bb3 Nc6
  5. Bd5+ Nc6
  6. Kd6 Kb6
  7. Bxc6

V-2

  1. Kg6 Ne5+
  2. Kf6 Nxf7
  3. Ke7 Ra8
  4. Bb3 Nc6
  5. Bd5+ Nc6
  6. Kd6 Rd8+
  7. Kc5 Kc7
  8. Bxc6

V-3

  1. Kg6 Ne5+
  2. Kf6 Nxf7
  3. Ke7 Ra8
  4. Bb3 Nc6
  5. Bd5+ Nc6
  6. Kd6 Rd8+
  7. Kc5 Rc8
  8. Kb5 Kc7
  9. Bxc6

Well done.

Of course, but for the typo with move 4 in all the lines.

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