Can you solve all 5 endgame studies?

1. Black to move


2. White to move



3. White to move


 4. White to move


 5. White to move



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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