Composed Studies E-book: Queen Endgames Q vs P


The study of N. Grigoriev from 1932. shows how the knowledge of the winning area boundaries makes solving complicated positions easier. Despite that, Yuri Averbakh made some unbelievable mistakes in his famous book ‘Queen Endings’. Since white king is on the boundary of winning area, it is obvious that moves 1.Kf4 and 1.Kd5 lead to a 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.