Thursday, December 23, 2010

A simple little ending

White to play
Zhu Chen-Zhao Xue, Ulanbaatar 2010

There are only four pieces on the board, but the "simple" position is still complicated enough for former Women's World Champion Zhu Chen to make a fatal blunder.  Notes based on Dejan Bojkov's comments in New in Chess 2010.7

How many of us would have made the same blunder as Zhu Chen?

1 comment:

Frederick Rhine said...

A funny position (well, maybe not for White) - who would think that it could be bad to guard the pawn?