Chess Puzzle of the Week (257)

Many thanks to Maks, who has sent me a couple of positions he came across while doing tactics training on which he thought might be suitable for our weekly puzzle feature.

It’s White to play and win in this king and pawn ending. This was taken, like all the lichess puzzles, from an online game, but it seems to me it could equally well be an endgame study. You’ll need to calculate quite a long way ahead to gain full credit.

If you’re ambitious to improve, online tactics training is one of the best methods to use. The puzzles on are excellent, and, of course, free. And while you’re on lichess, don’t forget to join our team (RTCC) and take part in our Wednesday evening sessions.