Saturday, July 16, 2016

Distant Opposition

When the 2 kings are separated by odd number of squares (1,3,5), they are said to be in opposition. Whoever has to play in opposition, their position becomes worse.

W: Ke4, c4
B: Ke7

White to Play and Win

1. Ke5! giving the opposition to black Kd7
2. Kd5 Kc7
3. Kc5! Kd7
4. Kb6 Kc8
5. Kc6! to win, your King must come to the 6th Rank and be in front of the passed pawn
5. .... Kd8
6. c5 Kc8
7. Kd6 Kd8
8. c6 giving the opposition to black Kc8
9. c7 Kb7
10. Kd7 Kb6
11. c8(Q) +-
More about Opposition: Wiki, ChessInsights
Play through a very instructive example on ChessDotCom

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