Daily Chess Improvement: Must Know Endgame!

This is a very important endgame pattern

It is black to move. How should black proceed?

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DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Fun to learn Russian language - LOL.

Are you rooting for Russia in the World Cup?? I’m rooting for Spain. LOL

Alena
Alena

Thank you DaveCubby. (Спасибо Дэйв ) Why are you learning the Russian language?

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Привет Алена!! I’m learning some Russian. LOL. Well, it’s an excellent analysis!!

Пока, Алена!!

Alena
Alena

1...Rc3+ 2.Kd2 Kc4 3.Ra2 Kb3 4.Ra6 Rc2+ 5.Kd3 Kb2 6.Rb6 b3 7.Rb5 Ka2 8.Rb8 Rh2 9.Ra8+ Kb1 10.Re8 b2 11.Kc3 Rh3+ 12.Kb4 Rd3 13.Rc8 Rd7 14.Kb5 Rb7+ 15.Kc6 Rb3 16.Kd5 Ka2 17.Rc2 Ka1 18.Rc5 b1=Q 19.Ra5+ Qa2 20.Rxa2+ Kxa2

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

1...Rc3+, 2. Kd2 Kc4, 3. Rc2 Kb3!,

a) 4. Rc1 Rxc1, 5. Kxc1 Ka2! and Black wins b) 4. Rxc3+ bxc3+, 5. Kd1 Kb2! and Black wins

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