Q-225

  With a passed pawn on the seventh rank, winning is usually very easy because the opponent’s queen is tied up by controlling the promotion square. The most problematic realization of the advantage is with the edge pawn because the king cannot help it because of perpetual. However, victory can then be achieved by exercising...


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Q-224

  In the endings with outside passed pawn, the task of the weaker side is much more difficult because it faces two problems – “holding” an opponent’s passed pawn and defending his own pawn. If the passed pawn is not far advanced, the possible counter-attack and threats of perpetual check must be taken into account....


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