PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME 02/09/2001

Editor: Brian Gosling

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Welcome to this active site. Each week I am going to present to you an 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 206

Black to play & WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/8/1k4B1/6p1/1Pb1pp1p/4P2P/5KP1/8:


LAST WEEK, POSITION 205

Emilian Dobrescu, (1933- )

Romanian Endgame Composer. Specialist in macro-economics. A former member of the Scientific Council of the National Institute of Economic Research of Romania. Published over 200 studies but some were jointly composed with study composer Nestorescu.

Dobrescu, 1971

White to play & DRAW

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/8/8/8/1k6/5q2/7K/6BR:

This is the conclusion of a long and difficult study by the Romanian composer. White has to try and set up a fortress position in which the pieces are guarding each other and Black cannot infiltrate White's defence with his King:

1.Bb6! ...

The Bishop is indirectly protected here by a Rook skewer if the Bishop is captured by the Queen after some checks.

1...Kb5

1...Kc4; In this position White can draw by building a fortress position with 2.Bc7! White brings the Bishop to a safer defensive position. 2... Kd3 3.Bg3 White plans to set up a fortress with the King defending the Bishop and the Bishop defending the Rook which can shuttle between e1 and e5, 3...Ke4 4.Re1+ Kf5 5.Kh3! White prevents the approach of the black king. 5...Kg5 6.Re5+ and White's fortress is complete.

1...Qh5+ 2.Kg2 Qg6+ 3.Kh2 Qh6+ 4.Kg2 Qc6+ 5.Kh2=;

1...Kc3 2.Ba5+ Kd3 3.Be1;

1...Ka3 2.Ba5=;

1...Ka4 2.Kg1=;

2.Ba7!! Kc4

3.Re1! ...

4.Rg1? Qh5+ 5.Kg2 Qg6+ 6.Kf1 Qb1+and Black wins the Bishop;

3...Qf6

4.Re4+ Kb5

5.Bg1 Qh6+

6.Kg3 Qg6+

7.Rg4 DRAW

The pieces are guarding each other and Black cannot breach the defence.

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