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Questions tagged [queen-endgame]

Endgames where each side has a king, a queen, and possibly some pawns

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What's the winning box for the King in a Queen against 7th rank Bishop-pawn endgame?

In a Queen vs Pawn endgame where the pawn is a Rook pawn on the 7th rank, it is a draw unless the King is inside the winning box, as shown here: My question is what is that winning box if the pawn is ...
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What is the simplest method to win Queen vs Knight endgame?

What method requires the least amount of memorisation (doesn't have to be shortest path to victory) for the queen vs knight ending? I have looked at tablebases but the moves are somewhat bizarre and ...
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Is a queen vs rook endgame always winning?

Other than specific scenarios where the side with the rook can draw, is it always possible to win as the side with the queen in rook and queen endgames?
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Can white win this Q+P endgame?

Can white win this Q and P endgame? From this position, put black Queen on the best defensive square, then it's white to move. [fen "8/1PQ3pk/6pp/8/8/8/8/3K4 w - - 0 1"] Maybe like this: [fen "8/...
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Are all KQvK positions winnable if it's not stalemate and Black can't capture on current move?

Are all KQvK positions winnable if the position isn't in itself a stalemate and Black cannot capture on the current move?
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Using the diagonal in perpetual queen checks?

There exists a heuristic that recommends checking from the diagonals (using a queen) in order to get a perpetual. This, I expect, is a rule that is meant for the worse player in queen and pawn ...
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Strategy behind this chess position?

I am only used to check-in-n type of puzzle, so I am quite lost when my friend challenge me to this endgame position. EDIT: figured out how to do the chess board (note: the board seemed to be flipped, ...
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End Game - Queen + Rook vs Queen

Today, when I was playing end game I had a queen, a rook and a king (no pawns). My opponent had just a queen. It was his turn (the board was pretty blank) and he started giving continuous checks. I ...
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How to challenge a queen with a bishop pair in endgame?

Any hints how to survive or win having a bishop pair against a Queen in endgames. What you should do? how to cooperate between them? what's the opponent best strategies?
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What happened in this shootout from Houdini?

What happened in this shoouout from Houdini ? Why did the program take so long to mate with the queen and why did it make such unlogical moves. Considering the valuations, I conjecture that the ...
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Where can I find a list of mutual zugzwangs from Queen vs Rook?

Is there a list of mzugs from KQKR?
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Can the bishops and knights triumph over the queen?

I heard that two bishops and two knights have good winning chances against the queen according to the 7-man tablebases. Unfortunately, even the pawnless 7-man tablebases are not available online. So, ...
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Is there any method to determine if the weaker side in KQPKQ has a perpetual check?

Is there any possibility to check without the use of the tablebases, if some position in the endgame queen + pawn vs queen (KQPKQ) allows a perpetual check for the weaker side ?
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Normal draw positions in the endgame KQPKQ with a bishop-pawn?

Suppose, in the endgame queen + pawn vs queen (KQPKQ) , the stronger side has a bishop-pawn (c-pawn or f-pawn). The weaker side cannot win the pawn, nor has a perpetual check, nor can play on ...
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Is there a full tutorial for Queen vs Rook endgame? [duplicate]

How do I convert the game into KQK easily, or simply mate? I've already learned the Philidor position.
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Longest way to mate with 1 queen against 4 queens

What is the longest way to checkmate with 1 queen against 4 queens (no other pieces on the board) ? Since there are ways 13 moves long with a queen vs two queens, I conjecture this should be ...
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Longest DTM in the endgame KQPPKQ

What is the longest DTM in the endgame queen and two pawns versus a queen (KQPPKQ) ? The position White : Kg6 , Qb5 , Pa3, h2 Black : Ka7 , Qh3 is mate in 167 if white has the move. Is also the ...
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Is the Queen plus pawn versus Queen endgame always a draw?

In a Queen + King versus Queen + King endgame (including zero or more pawns) these is a strong draw tendency due to the fact that a Queen can deliver multiple checks in a row to the opponents open ...