E-book: Queen Endgames Q vs 2P


Queen is better placed sideways and then White has a tempo more to organize attack, so winning area is much wider. Compared to previous example, now we have more squares included: a6, b6 and c6 (all of them are two moves away from a4!), and d5, d4 and d3 (from which the king can step to c4!). Maybe it is strange, but not included in winning area are squares d1 and d2 (with Qc2) because it is not possible to establish double control of b1. With king on c6 White wins.


Winning area

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.