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07/09/2003

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, Steven B. Dowd, Henryk Kalafut, Alexander Voyna and Gerard O'Reilly.
THIS WEEK

POSITION 299

White to play and WIN 

FORSYTH NOTATION

:1n5k/4q3/6K1/3p2p1/8/6p1/1p1Q4/5n1r w - - 0 1:

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LAST WEEK, POSITION 298

Daniel Yanofsky, (1925-2000). 

Canadian International Grandmaster. He first came to the attention of the Chess World at the 1939 Olympiad when still as a teenager. He made the highest percentage score at board two (+12=3-1). His play at this event made a deep impression on Alekhine. In the next forty years he played for his national team many times. He won the Canadian Championship on eight occasions. In 1953 he won the British Championship and came equal first at Hastings.

 

Uhlmann vs Yanofsky 

Tel Aviv Olympiad, 1964

Black to play and WIN 

  

FORSYTH NOTATION

:8/6bk/1B1R4/6p1/2bNP3/4KP2/1r6/8 b - - 0 1: 

Although White is a pawn up his King is caught in a precarious position in the centre of the board. White is forced to lose the exchange in order to avoid being mated. The basic ending is easily lost for White after the fall of the f-pawn.

1... Be5!

Threatening mate on f4 and hitting the Rook. A classic double attack. White's reply is forced:

2.Rd7+ Kg6

2...Kh6? 3.Nf5+ Kg6 4.Rd6+ Bxd6 5.Nxd6 Rxb6 6.Nxc4 and White has drawing chances;

3.Bc7 ...

White has coped with the immediate threat but the forced capture on d4 leads to the loss of the exchange.

3... Bxd4+!

4.Kxd4 ...

4.Rxd4?? Re2 mate;

4... Rd2+

Black wins the exchange and soon the f-pawn will fall.

5.Kxc4 Rxd7

Because the Bishop is attacked White has no time to defend the f-pawn.

6.Bb6 ...

6.Be5 Rf7 7.Kd3 Rxf3+ 8.Ke2 g4 9.Bc7 Kg5 10.Bd6 Rb3 11.e5 Kf5 12.Bc7 g3 13.e6 Kxe6 14.Kf1 Kf5 15.Kg2 Kg4 -+;

6... Rf7

7.Kd5 ...

7.f4 gxf4 8.Bf2 Rd7 9.Kc3 Kf6 10.Bd4+ Ke6 11.e5 f3 12.Bf2 Kxe5 -+;

7.Kd3 Rxf3+ 8.Ke2 g4 9.Bd4 Rb3 10.Kf2 Kg5! -+;

7... Rxf3

In endings of this type R+P v B+P with the pawns being passed is usually won for the stronger side provided his pawn is not blockaded. Here the e-pawn is not a threat and the White King is too far away to help with a blockade of the g-pawn which will advance quickly.

8.e5 g4

9.Ke6 Rf1

10.Kd7 Rd1+

11.Ke7 Kf5

White Resigns.

Gens Una Sumas. 
Antonio Senatore,
Henryk Kalafut and Alexander Voyna win in August.

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  COMPETITIONS for 2003

1. Cumulative 2003 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 5/1/2003 to 22/12/2003 with a recess in July. Present 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.


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