Endgame is a crucial but often overlooked part of chess. Every half a point matters!
White to move. Is this a win or draw? How should white proceed?
Puzzle for Alena- 7b/8/kq6/8/8/1N2R3/K2P4/8 w - - 0 1 White to move and draw.
And a second puzzle if the first one was too easy. This is one I failed to solve the first time it was posted here. 2k5/8/1PpK1p1p/8/1Pp1PP2/8/8/8 w – – 0 1 White to move and win.
Yancey, Here is the solution for the first puzzle. It wasn't easy for me. I like queens off the board.
1.Nd4 Qxd42.Ra3+ Kb53.Rb3+ Ka44.Ra3+ Kb55.Rb3+ Ka46.Ra3+ Kb5It's a draw
Here is the solution for the second puzzle. I have solved it with the third try.
1.e5 fxe52.f5 c33.f6 c24.f7 c1=Q5.f8=Q+ Kb76.Qa8+ Kxa87.Kc7 e48.b7+ Ka79.b8=Q+ Ka610.Qb6#
1.e5 fxe52.f5 Kb73.f6 c34.f7 Kxb65.f8=Q Kb56.Qb8+ Kc47.Kxc6 e48.Qb5+ Kb39.Qd5+ Kb210.Qxe4 c211.Qxc2+ Kxc212.b5 Kd113.b6 h514.b7 Ke215.b8=Q Kf316.Qb2 Ke417.Qxh5
Well done. On the first puzzle, both times it was posted, well over half the comments thought 1.Re6 was the easy solution- not easy, I suppose, seeing the knight is pinned after Qxe6. Here is the reference for the second puzzle. I never saw the mating theme in v1- total whiff on my part.
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1q2brk1/4b1p1/1r4B1/p3N3/5P1N/2pP1R2/6P1/4Q2K w - - 0 1
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