Greater Peoria Chess Foundation

The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to encouraging chess in our community and school systems. Chess helps students to develop many life skills that will help them as they navigate with challenges that lay ahead.

Chess Workshop
Challenge #3

Challenge #3 - Safe Sqaures & Vancura

Many of you may already be acquainted with the topic of these videos. However, since it is crucial and many more lessons also depend on this one, you need to know this ending. It is always helpful to review the basic King, Rook & Pawn endings.

This video covers Rook & Pawn vs Rook, safe squares, Vancura defense, and others issues.

Safe Squares & Vancura Videos
If you prefer, there is also a great computer explanation of the Vancura position on .

- Goal:100%

If you think you know how to queen a pawn in a King & Pawn ending, take the test. This is essential knowledge. If you don't answer all of them correctly, then please see the video. Remember beginners work until they can get it right, strong players work until they can't get it wrong.

Once you have mastered this Quiz, move on to the next Challenge.

Please let us know if you find any errors. We love feedback

Meeting Details

The Hult youth chess club meets every Friday night at the Schnucks Market at University & Glen in Peoria, 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Community Center just to the right of the Customer Service Counter.