E-book: Queen Endgames Q vs 2P


In positions with rook pawn winning area is determined by possibility to attack backward b3 pawn and to create mating attack via c1. It means that the boundary goes from a5 to d5 on fifth rank, and down the d-file to d1. When the king is on d5, White wins.


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.