Chess Puzzle of the Week (181)

Illingworth-Beeh, Ford Memorial 2002
White to play

Some of you will know that I have a particular interest in pawn endings.

I found this position on Australian GM Max Illingworth’s Facebook page.

How would you assess this position? What would you play if you were White? Which moves, if any, win? Which moves, if any, draw?

Improving your ending skills, especially pawn and rook endings, should be an important part of your training programme if you’re ambitious to improve your chess.