E-book: Queen Endgames Q vs 2P



Two pawns can fight against queens only if they are far advanced and have support of their king. Obviously, most dangerous are connected pawns, while isolated or doubled pawns can rarely save the game.


Connected pawns

With king support, the biggest chance to draw have pawns on seventh rank, one step away from promotion. The stronger side can win only if its king is very close and does it by creating mating attack or by taking one pawn transposing to winning queen against pawn endgame.


Winning area for white king

GM Vlatko Kovacevic

Vlado Kovacevic is a chess grandmaster and an endgame expert. He very successfully competed on the national team. From 2000 – 2004, he acted as selector of the Croatian Men’s national team. He is also a well-known chess author.