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Q-41

E-book: Queen Endgames Q vs 2P

 

If we translate previous position one file to the left, due to c-pawn mobility there is a hint of hope for Black. He can draw only with white king on h8.

  

It is easy to conclude that with pawns on c4 and d3 (with queen on b5!) Black loses because he cannot force transition to endgame with c-pawn on seventh rank.

The same conclusion goes for a position with pawns on b3 and c4, with queen on d5!




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.

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