Karsten Müller's CBM Blog: Deceptive Simplicity, Knight Moves

5/16/2011 – Our resident GM endgame expert shows us that even pawn endings with only a few remaining pawns can be quite tricky. In his second example he shows us a tricky pawn ending with rook and knight, one he asks you to try and work out in your mind before you look at the solution. Dr. Müller once again proves that learning can be fun.

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Deceptive Simplicity

Even pawn endings with only a few remaining pawns can be quite tricky:

Note that in the replay windows below you can click on the notation to follow the game.

Knight Moves

White is clearly winning, but must react to the check:

Before you click to the position on our JavaScript replay board please work out for yourself, if 67.Rd2 wins or not, and try to calculate to the end.


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