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Game 8: SmithyQ-DancingHare: The Lucena Position

Let me start with a simple question: can you solve Lucena’s Position?

This is perhaps the most well-known endgame position in all of chess.  If you’ve studied endgames even the slightest, you likely know this position.  You can win this with your eyes closed, I’m sure.  You just follow the standard winning maneuver and collect your Queen.  Absolutely no problem, right?

Well, let’s take a look. Continue reading