Can you solve all 5 endgame studies?

1. Black to move

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2. White to move

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3. White to move

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 4. White to move

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 5. White to move

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Completely clueless?

Here are some tips for solving these puzzles…

  • Identify all of your candidate moves. The best move may not be the most obvious move.
  • Be careful not to reject variations too quickly. If you think a move doesn’t work, make sure to fully investigate it before rejecting it.
  • Use the process of elimination to narrow down your possibilities.
  • Write down what you’re thinking. This can help organize your calculations rather than keeping everything in your head.
  • If you’re not sure what to do, identify what the opponent wants to do and figure out how to respond.
  • Think outside the box.

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