PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME 9/7/2000

Editor: Brian Gosling

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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.

Thanks to Henryk Kalafut and Paul Cheng.
THIS WEEK

POSITION 148

Black to play and DRAW

 

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/6kp/8/8/P1P1p1p1/6P1/1P3K1P/7b: 


LAST WEEK, POSITION 147

Jan van Reek. Contemporary Netherlands endgame composer, author and editor.

En Passant, 1989

White to play and WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/1pP1r3/4q3/pk6/7P/Q1P2Pp1/2R3P1/6K1:

1.Rb2+! Ka6

1...Kc6 2.Qxe7 Qxe7 3.c8Q+ wins or 1...Kc4 2.Qa4+ Kxc3 3.c8Q+ .

2.Qxe7! Qxe7

3.Rb6+! Kxb6

4.c8N+ Kc5

5.Nxe7 a4!

6.Nf5! a3

7.Ne3 a2

8.Nc2 Kc4 9.Na1! Kxc3 10.h5 Kb2 11.h6 Kxa1 12.h7 Kb1 13.h8Q a1Q 14.Qxa1+ Kxa1 15.f4 b5 16.f5 b4 17.f6 b3 18.f7 b2 19.f8Q b1Q+ 20.Qf1 and White wins.
Mike Fitch (USA) wins in June.

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