Challenging King and Pawn Ending

White to move. Is this a loss or a draw for white?

4k3/8/6pp/8/6P1/8/6K1/8 w – – 0 1

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No. 1-4
vipinzamvar
vipinzamvar

It is a draw. Basic plan for white should be to exchange one pawn, and then not let Black get opposition.

Alena
Alena

V-3

1.Kf3 Kd7
2.g5 h5
3.Ke3 Ke7
4.Kd3 h4
5.Ke4 h3
6.Kf3 h2
7.Kg2 h1=Q+
8.Kxh1 Kd6
9.Kg2 Kc5
10.Kf3 Kd5
11.Kf4 Kd4
12.Kg4 Ke4
13.Kh3 Kd3
14.Kg3 Kc3
15.Kf4 Kd4
16.Kg3 Kc3
17.Kf4 Kd4
It's a draw.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

You should also explore the line where black replies with 1.Kf3 Kd7.

Alena
Alena

V-1

1.Kf3 Ke7
2.Ke3 g5
3.Ke4 h5
4.gxh5 g4
5.Kf4 g3
6.Kxg3 Ke6
7.Kf4
It's a draw.

V-2

1.Kf3 Kf7
2.Kf4 Kf6
3.g5 hxg5
4.Kg4 Kf7
5.Kxg5 Kg7
6.Kg4 Kf6
7.Kf4 g5
8.Kg4 Kg6
9.Kg3 Kf5
10.Kf3 g4
11.Kg3 Kg5
12.Kg2 Kf4
13.Kf2 g3
14.Kg2 Kg4
15.Kg1 Kf3
16.Kf1 g2
17.Kg1 Kg3
It's a draw.

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