- difficult positionsThis is a basic endgame. There are several positions to work from, but the one shown here allows capture of a lone king in five moves or less.

There are a couple of positions where capture of the black king is less than immediate. They are listed below with their key-moves.
The positions with a king on E6 or E9 are shown in an applet.

  • King on a6: fe4
  • King on c3: fd4
  • King on d2: fe5
  • King on d3: fd4
  • King on e0: g56
  • King on h7: g57

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After 1.fe5 Black must keep the 6-line