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Re: Pawns 3vs3
Reply #5 - 03/30/21 at 10:57:55
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Instructive King play in a 3 vs 3 pawn ending makes me think Lasker - Tarrasch:https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1271260, albeit it doesn't meet all of OP's stipulations.
  

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Re: Pawns 3vs3
Reply #4 - 03/29/21 at 19:18:23
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Bibs wrote on 03/29/21 at 00:16:55:
White pawns: f5, g5, h5
Black pawns f7, g7, h7

Kings in opposite corner. Too far away to matter.
White to play and win. Think: ‘deflection’. That’s distracting a piece from a job it was doing.

You try first. Answer will follow later. Your go: enter, Sandman.


Yeah, that’s not what I’m thinking of.  I seem to remember the position being more around ranks 3-5 and the kings being next to the pawns and involved.  Hmm, I’ll keep looking. I knew it’d be hard for me to describe and being 25 years ago I could be way off base.


1)g6 hxg6
2) f6 gxf6
3)h6 and if black captures to the outside then white pushes on the f file.  A good idea to know indeed.

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Re: Pawns 3vs3
Reply #3 - 03/29/21 at 07:06:46
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Sandman wrote on 03/28/21 at 16:51:45:
I’m sure some of you will know exactly the position I’m trying to describe.

Basically, what I remember is the pawns were opposing each other and just looking at the position most would think it’s a simple draw. However there was a way to maneuver the king and use opposition to capture the opponents pawns and proceed to win.

I'm not sure why such a position would be memorable. Opposition is a basic feature of king and pawn endings.

The position posted by Bibs, while not matching the description, is quite memorable.
  
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Re: Pawns 3vs3
Reply #2 - 03/29/21 at 04:59:59
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Few people know there also exists 4 pawns against 4 pawns.
See http://chess-brabo.blogspot.com/2017/03/pawn-breakthroughs.html
  
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Re: Pawns 3vs3
Reply #1 - 03/29/21 at 00:16:55
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White pawns: f5, g5, h5
Black pawns f7, g7, h7

Kings in opposite corner. Too far away to matter.
White to play and win. Think: ‘deflection’. That’s distracting a piece from a job it was doing.

You try first. Answer will follow later. Your go: enter, Sandman.
  
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Pawns 3vs3
03/28/21 at 16:51:45
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In the mid-90s I trained with a master who showed me an ending with each player having 3 pawns on the same side of the board.  I don’t remember the specifics which is why I thought I’d just ask you guys. I’m sure some of you will know exactly the position I’m trying to describe.

Basically, what I remember is the pawns were opposing each other and just looking at the position most would think it’s a simple draw. However there was a way to maneuver the king and use opposition to capture the opponents pawns and proceed to win.

Unfortunately over the years I’ve forgotten the specifics or even the book it was from.

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