PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME or BRIAN'S CHESS FOLLY.

13/6/99

Welcome to this active site. Each week I am going to present to you a endgame position for you to solve or to workout the best continuation. Computer analysis will also be considered. Some of these positions will come from actual historical games. Others will be composed endgame studies, but all the solutions will be relevant to the practical game.

The new position will occur each SUNDAY and I will always be pleased to receive POSITIVE feedback about the positions and the analysis and I will try to acknowledge these where relevant.

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THIS WEEK

POSITION 93

White to Play & WIN 

FORSYTH NOTATION:6n1/8/6Pk/3P3P/8/7K/8/8:


LAST WEEK, POSITION 92

Andrei Lilienthal (1911-1997). Gifted Hungarian/Russian Grandmaster. In the 30s he played for Hungary in three Olympiads always scoring highly. In 1935 he emigrated to the Soviet Union and became one of their top trainers. He played in the Soviet Championship eight times, coming 1st in 1940 with Bondarevsky, ahead of Keres and Botvinnik.

Lilienthal vs Storm-Herseth

Stockholm Olympiad, 1937

White to Play & WIN 

 

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/5br1/pk4pR/3p1pP1/1K1PpN2/1P2P3/5P2/8:

1.Nh5! ...

The Knight takes advantage of the pin on the g-pawn and creates havoc in Blacks position.

1... a5+

2.Ka3 Rg8

3.Nf6 Rd8

4.Rh7 Be6

5.Rg7 ...

The g-pawn cannot be saved.

5... f4

6.Rxg6 fxe3

7.fxe3 Kc7

8.Nxe4 ...

A second pawn is lost and Black has no compensation. He now loses all his pawns and the ending becomes comical!! 8...Bf5 9.Rg7+ Kc6 10.Nf6 Rh8 11.Re7 Rh2 12.Nxd5 Rg2 [ not 12...Kxd5 13.Re5+] 13.Nf4 Rf2 [ not 13...Rxg5 14.Re5 Kb6 15.e4!] 14.Re5 Bb1 15.Rxa5 Black Resigns.

In the Olympiad of 1937 Lilienthal played top board  for Hungary scoring 70%. This game was one of his best technical achievements he had at that time. During the middlegame he managed to exchange off most of the major pieces along the c-file and he won the ending using the superior mobility of his Knight over the bad Bishop. In this Olympiad, Lilienthal had a sensational win over the reigning World Champion, Dr Max Euwe but that is another story!!


Apeldoorn Chess Week 12th -17th July 1999. See Links Page.
Summer Endgame Solving Tournament.

STARTS NOW: Click here >> positions Have a go !!

Positions to solve on long holiday journeys or when sunbathing on the beach !! 
  SPECIAL MILLENNIUM ENDGAME SOLVING COMPETITION PRIZE WORTH £100

Open to humans only. The winner will have to take part in 3 or more solving competitions before Feb 2000. The usual rules apply. The competitor's 3 highest scores only will count.The winner will be announced in FEBRUARY 2000. The prize will be £100 or equivalent. Feb 2000 exchange rates will apply. In the case of a tie the prize will be shared.

Patrick Peschlow of Germany wins the EASTER Endgame Solving Tournament scoring grade A and leads the race for the millennium prize. There is a tie for second place between David Rowe, Mike Fitch and Henryk Kalafut scoring B+

 

 

 

The overall scores for the millennium prize are as follows:

Patrick Peschlow GERMANY

David Rowe ENGLAND

Mike Fitch USA

Henryk Kalafut USA/POLAND

 

 

A A

B+B+

B+

B+

 


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