PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME 27/8/2000

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.

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THIS WEEK

POSITION 155

White to play and WIN

 

  FORSYTH NOTATION:8/8/3q1p2/5R2/1p6/1k6/1P1PN2P/1K6;


 LAST WEEK, POSITION 154

Georgy Lisitsin, (1909-1972). Soviet International Master. A respected theoretician and author. He played many times in the Soviet Championship; coming =3rd in 1933 and =4th in 1954. He won the Leningrad Championship on three occasions.

Lisitsin vs Zagorovsky

Leningrad, 1953

White to play and WIN

 

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/8/3P1KBp/4n3/5k2/8/8/8: 

Black is threatening to draw by 1...Nd7+ 2.Ke6 Nb6 and the Knight is in a secure position to stop the pawn. Playing the Bishop to e8 doesn't work because of 1...h5! So White's best move is: 

1.Bf5!! ...

The Bishop takes care of the threat and looks after the advance of the d-pawn.

1...h5

2.Ke6 h4

3.Kf6...

Black is in zugzwang and will have to give way.

3...Nc6

3...h3 4.Bxh3 Ke4 5.Ke6 Kd4 6.Bf5 Nc6 7.d7 Nd8+ 8.Kd6 Ke3 9.Kc7 Nf7 10.Be6 wins.

4.d7 Nd8

5.Be6 Ke4

6.Bh3 Kf3

7.Ke7 Nb7

7...Nc6+ 8.Kd6 Nd8 9.Kc7 Nf7 10.Be6 wins.

8.Bf1...

The Bishop goes to attack the Knight and drive it away. Black has no answer.

8... Kg3

9.Ba6 Nc5

10.d8Q WINS.

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