# Instructive Endgame Puzzle ♙ Cool Chess Puzzles

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In this video, I show an instructive endgame puzzle where only one move wins. It takes some calculation, but the idea becomes clear the deeper you look in the position.
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1. @marcocannavacciuolo4395 says:

Bc8,- If Ke8, Kc4, if Kd8, Bb7, Ke8, Kb5, Kf8, Ka6, Kg7, Bc8 and white wins, if Kf8, Kb5, and white wins;- If Kxc8, Ke4, if Kb8, Kf5, Ka7, Kg6, Kb6, Kf7 and white wins, if Kd8, Kf5, Ke8, Kg6, Kf8, Kh7, Ke8, Kg7 or Kg8, Kd8, Kf7 or Kf8, Kc8, Kxe7 and white wins.

2. Cactus says:

Good one. I was wondering how could this position be reached in a real game and didnt seem to find a way because when you think about it it must have been blacks move in the starting postition.

3. Simon No says:

that was very interesting

4. Montetank Tankkiller says:

Very instructive. Like this one very much. I'll show my students that when it comes to opposition again. Thx

5. coolol play says:

Wait but what if black tries to take your pawns instead of trying to block?

6. Just another commenter says:

I solved it intuitively because of the horizontal assymetry of the blockaded pawns, making me see the H file as the solution!

7. Raph_Plays says:

hi

8. The Alphabet Song says:

What an endgame technique

9. Abhi says:

This was such an interesting and unique puzzle thanks for explaining us 😀

10. Ashutosh Rath says:

The bishop sacrifice creates one extra move for white which is critical for the win. Very nice puzzle!

11. Kirk Winslow says:

A while back I watched a pawn endgame video where the presenter said the A, C, F, and H files are basically draws and B, D, E, and G files are wins. I quickly realized you want to force the opposing King to the C file, allowing you access to the E file.

12. SquidBoyIsBack says:

wow
Nice vid

13. Zdeněk Mičke says:

1. Bc8 Ke8 2. Kc4 Kd8 3. Bb7 Ke8 4. Kb5 Kd8 5. Ka6 Ke8 6. Bc8 Kd8 7. Kb7 Ke8 8. Kxc7 Kf8 9. Kd7 Kg7 10. Kxe7 Kg6 11. c7 Kf5 12. Ba6 Ke4 13. c8=Q Ke3 14. Kf6 Kd2 15. e7 Ke1 16. e8=Q+ Kf2 17. Qh3 Kg1 18. Qe1#

or

1. Bc8 Kxc8 2. Ke4 Kd8 3. Kf5 Ke8 4. Kg6 Kf8 5. Kh7 Ke8 6. Kg7 Kd8 7. Kf7 Kc8 8. Kxe7 Kb8 9. Kd7 Ka7 10. Kxc7 Ka6 11. e7 Ka5 12. e8=Q Ka4 13. Qb8 Ka3 14. Qb1 Ka4 15. Qb2 Ka5 16. Qb3 Ka6 17. Qa4#

14. Hydrofudge ZL Animated says:

nice

15. Sandokiri says:

So the description of "what if black goes to the b-file instead of chasing you" got dropped in favor of describing Opposition if white plays 2. Kd4??; but let's have a look at what happens if black tries to attack instead of defending.

1. Bc8! Kxc8 2. Ke4 Kb8
The chase is on.
3. Kf5 Ka7 4. Kg6 Kb6
Black will capture first…!
5. Kf7 Kxc6 6. Kxe7
And black can resign, as white's next moves (Kf7 -> e7 -> e8=Q) cannot be stopped.

16. Speedster5 says:

Stockfish doesn’t want black to take bishop

17. Chesstraveler Japan says:

Good one but in 1 min I solved it

18. Nick Wong says:

6:57
there is another move
white king e4, black king b8
f5, a7
g6, b6
f7, c6
e7, d5

d7

then the white pawn will promote faster and win the game

19. Hopr Ee says:

I dont play chess but its really satisfying to see how these tricks work

20. Prakriti says:

I got it 😎

21. Boi says:

Boi used +1 sub. It’s supper effective!

22. Freaky...!! says:

Him in vid a wonderful puzzle him in thumbnail it's stalemate

23. Trenton Rothan says:

24. Apple! says:

This puzzle is ez lol, i solved it in 40- seconds :v

25. Omer Dvir says:

This one was quite easy

26. Randyl Plampin says:

Look at "Pawn Endings" by Averbakh and Maizelis. The chapter on "Corresponding Squares" is awesome.

27. TheFatPanda says:

impossible position right?