PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME 08/07/2001

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 Antonio Senatore, Henryk Kalafut and Paul Cheng.
THIS WEEK

POSITION 199

White to play & WIN

 

  FORSYTH NOTATION:1k6/3K4/B7/8/1N3q2/7p/1n6/6B1: 
LAST WEEK, POSITION 198

Jose Capablanca, (1888-1942).

World Champion 1921-1927. The following position is from the only loss that Emanuel Lasker suffered in winning the New York tournament of 1924. Earlier in the game Lasker disdained taking the draw because he was out to exact revenge on the brilliant Cuban who only a few years before defeated him in the World Championship.  Again we see Capablanca's great gifts in operation: his strength, energy, ease and accuracy in the endgame.

 

Capablanca vs  Em Lasker

New York,1924

White to play & WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/p5k1/2p5/3b1KP1/3PpP2/P3P3/1P6/8:

Three pawns for the Bishop is an equal exchange but White has a positional plus because he has the more active King and the e-pawn is weak. In order to win White only needs to create another passed pawn and Black's pieces will be overworked.

We will follow the game continuation because Capablanca's winning plan is crystal clear:

  1.b4 ...

This prevents ...a5 -> a4 which would make the win very difficult.

1...a6

2.Kg4 ...

Preparing for the pawn advance.

Another way to win is to play: 2.Ke5! Kg6 3.Kd6 Kf5 4.a4 Bb3 5.Kxc6 Bxa4+ 6.Kb6 Bb5 7.d5+-;

2...Bc4

3.f5 Bb3

4.Kf4 Bc2

5.Ke5 Kf7

White's pawns are very strong.

6.a4 Kg7

7.d5! ...

White seeks to create another passed pawn which would put the result beyond doubt

7...Bxa4

8.d6 c5 9.bxc5 Bc6 10.Ke6 a5 11.f6+ Black Resigns.

The next round of the intermediate endgame solving tournament will start in late August. 

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  COMPETITIONS for 2001

1. Cumulative 2001 Prizes: 1st £100 or equivalent, 2nd £50, 3rd £30; 4th £20. (Total Prize Money=£200) Entries limited to 20 solvers. This event will run from 7/1/2001 to 30/12/2001. Present CUMULATIVE COMPETITION rules apply but note the prizes will go to those participants who climb the ladder the greatest number of times during the year. The relative position of the solver's name on the ladder will decide the allocation of prizes.

2. Endgame Solving Tournaments 2001. The nature of these events are changing. They will be directed at mainly new or intermediate solvers and will not be too difficult. No money prizes but a book prize for the highest placed newcomer. Events will take place at Easter, Summer and Christmas each consisting of 5 positions to solve. Present strict rules will apply; no computer analysis.


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