PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME

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27/01/2002

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.

Thanks to Antonio Senatore and Henryk Kalafut.
THIS WEEK

POSITION 226

Black to play and WIN

 

  FORSYTH NOTATION:8/6p1/1n3k1p/p7/b2N1K1P/1BP5/6P1/8: 


LAST WEEK, POSITION 225

Alexander Alekhine, ( 1892-1946 ).

World Champion from 1927-35, 37-46. He was a genius at chess and many rate him as one of the greatest players of all time. Surprisingly a mathematical study by Keene and Divinsky places Alekhine 18th in an all time list. For all his faults he made a lasting contribution to the World of Chess. He was a brilliant annotator and has left a collection of beautiful games. In 1921 he made the important decision to leave the Soviet Union and become an itinerent chess professional; he never returned.

Alekhine vs Teichmann,

Berlin, 1921

White to play and WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION: 1r4k1/2p1b1pp/8/R3p3/4K3/2P1B3/1P5P/8:

Alekhine has seen deeply into the position. Here he keeps his b-pawn and with his well placed pieces his advantage is assured. Instead of capturing the hostile e-pawn he makes use of it to limit the range of the enemy Bishop. Although a pawn down in material, he has a winning attack on the queenside.

1.b4! Kf7

2.b5! ...

2.Rxe5 Bd6 3.Rf5+ Kg6 4.Rg5+ Kf6 5.h4 Re8+ with a probable draw.

2... Ke6

3.c4 Kd7?!

This was the moved played by Teichman but 3... Bd6! 4.Ra7 h6 5.b6 cxb6 6.Rxg7 Bf8 7.Rg6+ Kf7 and the win is now difficult;

4.Ra7! Bd6

Black is hoping to give up his Bishop for two pawns after 5.c5 but White does not oblige.

5.Kd5! e4

6.b6! Rf8

6...Bxh2 7.c5! Kc8 8.Kc6 cxb6 9.Bg5! +--;

7.c5 Rf5+

8.Kc4 WINS.

Blacks position is hopeless. If 8...Bxh2 then 9.b7 Rf8 10.Ra8 wins.

Gens Una Sumas.


Edyta Grylak of the USA wins the Christmas Competition closely followed by Hendrik Hoffmann of Germany. Edyta Grylak is the overall winner for the 2001 intermediate competition.

CLICK HERE >> Solutions to the Christmas Competition.


The winners of the 2001 cumulative competition:

1. Antonio Senatore - Argentina

2. Henryk Kalafut - USA

3. Gerard O'Reilly - England

4. Allan Bennett - USA

Congratulations to the winners.


  COMPETITIONS for 2002

1. Cumulative 2002 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 6/1/2002 to 22/12/2002 with a recess in July. 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 2002. They will be directed at 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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Position 224

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Position 221

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Position 220

Zepler

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Position 219

Euwe (7)

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Position 218

Prokop

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Position 217

Miles

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Position 216

Hubner

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Position 215

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Tal

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Position 209

H. Meyer

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Position 208

Pomar

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Position 207

Kasparyan

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Position 205

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Position 204

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Position 203

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Position 202

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Position 201

Cheron

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Position 200

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Position 199

Whitworth

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Position 198

Capablanca (5)

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Position 197

Bronstein

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Position 196

Mitrofanov

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Position 195

Euwe (6)

10/06/01

Position 194

Crosskill

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Position 193

Spassky

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Position 192

Vancura (2)

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