PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME 18/9/2000

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.

Thanks to Henryk Kalafut and Olivier Scalbert.
THIS WEEK

POSITION 158

Black to play and WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/N5pp/8/3k4/3pnP2/6P1/P6P/6K1:
 LAST WEEK, POSITION 157

Petrovich Kazantsev,(1906- ). Soviet Endgame composer and Chemical engineer. Science fiction writer. Coauthor of the popular Russian text: The Soviet Chess Study.

Kazantsev, 1935

White to play and WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION:3q4/6Pk/1p6/4NNP1/1pK2p2/8/2P5/8

1.g6+ Kg8

2.Nc6 Qc7

3.Kb5! Qd7

4.Kxb6 Qe6

4,...Qxf5 leads to a lost ending for Black.

5.Kc7 Qc4

6.Kd6 Qa6

7.Kc5 Qc8

8.Nfe7+ Wins.


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 Paul Cheng(China) wins in August.

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