PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME 3/9/2000

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 156

White to play and WIN

  FORSYTH NOTATION :3r4/8/5kp1/6p1/1P2R1P1/4K3/8/8:


 LAST WEEK, POSITION 155

Richard Guy, (1916- ). Endgame Composer and Mathematician. Followed T. R. Dawson in running the Endgame section in the British Chess Magazine. Specialist in mathematical problems and games. Editor of the Unsolved Problems section of the American Mathematical Monthly from 1971-1995. Professor of Mathematics at the University of Calgary from 1965-1982.

R. GUY, 1943

White to play and WIN

 

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

1.Nc1+ Kc4

2.b3+ Kd4

3.Ne2+ Ke4

3...Kd3 4.Rd5+ Qxd5 5.Nf4+ Kd4 6.Nxd5 Kxd5 7.h4 f5 8.h5 f4 9.Kc2 wins.

4.Ng3+ Kd4?

4...Qxg3! 5.hxg3 Kxf5 6.Kc2 Ke4! makes White work hard for the win.

4...Kd3 5.Rf3+ Kd4 6.Nf5+ with a win.

5.Rf4+ Ke5

5...Qxf4+ 6.Ne2+ Ke5 7.Nxf4 Kxf4 8.Kc2 wins.

6.Re4+ Kd5

7.Rd4+ Kxd4

8.Nf5+ Ke5

9.Nxd6 Kxd6

10.h4 Wins.


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