White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

White wins here in a quick endgame lesson. What was your first thought to play?

If you aggressively advanced the king to e6, you didn’t win. The right was was 1.d5 1.Ke6 d5 2.Kxd5 Kd7 3.Kc5 Kc7 4.d5 Kd7 5.d6 Kd8 6.Kc6 (6.Kd5 Kd7) 6...Kc8 and it’s just a draw. 1...Ke7 2.Kg6 Ke8 3.Kf6 Kd7 4.Kf7 Kc7 5.Ke7 Kb6 6.Kxd6


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