28 June 2016


In pawn endings, a rook pawn (a- or h-pawn) usually draws. There are exceptions. While reading about these exceptions this morning in Muller and Lamprecht, Fundamental Chess Endings (2001), I suddenly remembered a game from last summer. From this position, I saw clearly the next ten moves or more.

Black to move


  1. I looked at clever things like Nd6+, but it looks like timing is more the issue, so Na3+ looks to work. I didn't calculate it out, but a quick square count seems to suggest black wins with Na3+.