E-book: Queen Endgames Q vs P


Based on two introductory examples, it is easy to conclude that queen always wins against b (g) – or d (e) -pawn on the seventh rank if by checking or pinning the pawn she can stop the promoting and in the same time get closer to the pawn, and at the end by double attack push enemy king in front of the pawn. However, sometimes that simple winning strategy can be difficult or even impossible if white king is clumsy placed. In this case white can neither go to f4 square with the queen nor by pinning on a6-f1 diagonal stop pawn promoting. Luckily, there is possibility of checking via f8 with an easy win.

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.