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davhur
11-06-2012, 10:50 PM
What could be more simpler than playing a position with kings and a few pawns scattered about? The pieces can only move one square at a time (okay, two if the pawn is on its original square!). Yet, many endgame experts consider them to be possibly the most difficult of all endgames. This article - King and Pawn Trickiness (http://www.leeds-rose-forgrove-chess.org/kingandpawn.html)- demonstrates how a single tempo or king move in the wrong direction can be the difference between win, draw or loss!

Capablanca-Fan
11-06-2012, 11:52 PM
What could be more simpler than playing a position with kings and a few pawns scattered about? The pieces can only move one square at a time (okay, two if the pawn is on its original square!). Yet, many endgame experts consider them to be possibly the most difficult of all endgames. This article - King and Pawn Trickiness (http://www.leeds-rose-forgrove-chess.org/kingandpawn.html)- demonstrates how a single tempo or king move in the wrong direction can be the difference between win, draw or loss!
Thanks, interesting page. Probably should be under Coaching Clinic (http://chesschat.org/forumdisplay.php?f=43) or somewhere under Chess Training (http://chesschat.org/forumdisplay.php?f=29) though. [agreed and moved - mod]