Daily Chess Improvement: Important K&P Endgame!

Endgame is a very important phase of the game. This is a must know King and Pawn endgame structure.

White to move. How should white proceed?

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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Of course, but for the typo with move 4 in all the lines.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Well done.

Alena
Alena

V-3

  1. Kg6 Ne5+
  2. Kf6 Nxf7
  3. Ke7 Ra8
  4. Bb3 Nc6
  5. Bd5+ Nc6
  6. Kd6 Rd8+
  7. Kc5 Rc8
  8. Kb5 Kc7
  9. Bxc6
Alena
Alena

Yancey, Here is the solution for your variant.

V-1

  1. Kg6 Ne5+
  2. Kf6 Nxf7
  3. Ke7 Ra8
  4. Bb3 Nc6
  5. Bd5+ Nc6
  6. Kd6 Kb6
  7. Bxc6

V-2

  1. Kg6 Ne5+
  2. Kf6 Nxf7
  3. Ke7 Ra8
  4. Bb3 Nc6
  5. Bd5+ Nc6
  6. Kd6 Rd8+
  7. Kc5 Kc7
  8. Bxc6
Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

In the second puzzle, what if black defends by maneuvering the knight to block the skewer from d5 at c6 by playing 4. ....Ne5 5.Bd5 Nc6?

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