Saturday, September 3, 2011

A "simple" pawn ending

Position after 45.Ka3: does conversion to a pure pawn ending with 45...Rxb5 draw?
In the last round of the CICL summer league tournament graciously hosted by the gurus of capital at Citadel Group, Mack Smith and I played a fun game with several interesting points. Learn from my mistakes! 

Beginners may wish to play around with the trébuchet position first to better understand what's going on in the pawn ending. You'll find a brief explanation in the Wikipedia article on zugzwang.

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