18 December 2014

Six Pawn Endings

Lesson of the Week

Thinking that my top students had already mastered these elementary endings, I put them before a couple of students this week as a quick review. It turns out to have been a good thing to review because not every student quickly knew the correct answers. Each diagram is two positions--White to move, and Black to move.

Most of my beginning students this week confronted the first diagram with White on move. First, they needed to assure the pawn became a queen, then they needed to checkmate me.

1 comment:

  1. Good set! Knowing that 4th one is a win no matter who is to move is very important for understanding a whole set of P vs P problems.