Quick Endgame Quiz and Magic Positions to Memorize, by, Mrs Jessica E Prescott (aka BoundingOwl)
Hi chesskid friends! Today we will discuss 4 majorly important endgame positions with a king and a pawn. You have to memorize them. You will need to understand the concept of stalemate. Then, a quiz!
Here we go:
Critical Position #1
White wins if it's black's turn. White draws if it's his/her own turn.
Critical idea #1: "Push with check, your game is a wreck."
Critical Position #2
Black can draw.
Critical idea #2: "Stay in front of the pawn and go straight back."
Critical position #3
Critical idea #3: "Guard the path to paradise."
Magic Position #4
White wins no matter what!
Critical idea #4: "King on the 6th and pawn behind on the 5th = magic!"
1. Black to move and draw.
2. White to move and win.
Harder endgame quiz next time! Great job!
Tip of the week: memorize these critical positions and ideas for life!