E-book: Queen Endgames Q vs 2P


Similar position with a rook pawn looks like position 36 translated three files to the left, which means the winning area boundary is on e-file. However, here we have a bit of a surprise. Now, due to “a-pawn anomaly” or possibility to conduct a mating attack even after a-pawn promotion, the upper boundary of winning area goes up to sixth rank!

With king on e6 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.