White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

Rook and pawn endings require planning and often subtle maneuvering. This position is no different. Can you see it all the way to the end? In a tournament game you would have to.

A study by Fine in 1941. 1.Rg8+ Kf4 2.Rh8 Kg4 3.Kb1 h4 4.Kc2 h3 5.Kd2 Kg3 6.Ke2 Kg2 If 6...h2 7.Kf1 and the pawn falls. 7.Rg8+ Kh1 You need to learn this clever maneuver if Black plays 7...Kh2 8.Kf2 Kh1 9.Rg1+ Kh2 10.Rg3 Kh1 11.Rxh3# 8.Kf3 h2 9.Kg3 Kg1 10.Kh3+ Kh1 11.Rd8 Kg1 12.Rd1+ and wins. We assume you can mate with King and Rook vs. King.


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