King and Queen vs King and Pawn… and an exception | Chess Endgames

Basic endgame of King and Queen vs King and Pawn at 7th rank. This is one step more to continue making progress in chess. Here you have all a beginner or intermediate player needs to know about this. We can see draw or winning positions and some important rules that will help you to understand and evaluate better this kind of endgame. Also there is an exception to the rules (it’s not the only one, but it’s a very interesting one).

You can find this on the board in this post: and in this one:


  1. Hikaru is wrong on this one. It IS a draw with a c or f pawn. Just don't do Kc1 to get into a zugzwang.

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