Saturday, April 7, 2007

King and Pawn vs. King trick

Today I spent an afternoon at Barnes and Noble studying endings. I must regretfully inform you that, after the pawn reaches the 6th rank, I did not know that a draw is forced once my king reaches the queening square. I redeemed my lack of chess culture in the following 3 0 speed game. While critically low on time, I foresaw that my opponent could not force a win, thanks to my newly acquired chess knowledge.

42. Ke5 Nxf4 43. Kxf4 Kf8 44. Kf5 Kg8 45. Kf6 Kf8 46. g7+ Kg8 47. Kg6 {Black stalemated} 1/2-1/2

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