Practical Chess Ending Study

Can you quickly spot White's winning plan?

2b1k3/3R4/2P1K2p/3P2p1/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1

This is from Arves.org which gives three daily chess puzzles - a good chess resource.

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DaveCubby
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  1. Kd6!! Bxd7, 2. Kc7!

a) 2...Bc8, 3. Kxc8 and White wins

b) 2...Bxc6, 3. dxc6 g4, 5. Kb7 g3, 6. c7 g2, 7. c8=Q+ Ke7, 8. Qg4 stopping Black g-pawn and White wins easily.

c) 2...Bf5, 3. d6! g4, 4. d7+ Bxd7, 5. cxd7+ and White wins.

CraigB
CraigB
  1. Kd6 B:d7 2. Kc7 B:c6 3. dc and White promotes in time to mop up the K-side pawns.


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