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12/10/2003

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.

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THIS WEEK

POSITION 304

White to play and WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION

:1r6/3q2bk/3P2pp/3Q1p2/n3N3/1Bp3P1/5P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1:  

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  LAST WEEK, POSITION 303

Gia Nadareishvili, (1921-1991).

Leading Soviet endgame composer. Neurologist at Tbilisi. Author of 'The Study Through the Eyes of Grandmasters' (1982) and many other books on studies.

Nadareishvili, 1965 

White to play and DRAW 

 

  FORSYTH NOTATION:K2b3q/3kP3/5P2/8/2Pp4/6R1/4P3/7B w - - 0 1: 

White has two powerful passed pawns which makes up for his material deficiency but his King is exposed. White first has to defend against the Queen attack upon the Bishop at h1 and also the discovered check along the back rank. White meets the threats with the sacrifice of the Bishop and then the spectacular sacrifice of the Rook.

1.Bc6+! ...

1.exd8Q+? Qxd8+ 2.Ka7 Qc7+ 3.Ka6 Qxc4+ 4.Ka5 Qc7+ 5.Kb4 Qxg3 and Black wins.

1... Kxc6

If Black ignores the Bishop sacrifice then White wins with the Queen promotion of the e-pawn.

2.Rg8! Qh1

3.Rg1! Qh8

3...Qxg1? 4.e8Q+ Kc7 5.Qf7+ Kd6 6.Qd5+ Kc7 7.Qb7+ Kd6 8.c5+ Ke6 9.Qc8+ Kxf6 10.Qxd8+ White wins.

4.Rg8 Qxg8

Black is forced to take the Rook unless he wants a draw by the threefold repetition of the position. Other moves lead to a quick loss.

5.f7! Qxf7

5...Qg5 6.e8Q+ Kc7 7.Qb5 Qxb5 8.cxd5 Be7 9.Ka7 Bd6 (...Bc5+ also draws) 10.b6+ Kd7 11.b7 Ke7 12.b8Q Bxb8+ 13.Kxb8 Kxf7 =;

5...Qg2? 6.exd8=Q Kc5+ 7.Kb8 +-;

6.exd8N+ Kc5

7.Nxf7 Kxc4

Black's moves have to be accurate as he is now fighting for the draw.

8.Ne5+ Kd5

9.Ng4! ...

9.Nd3 Ke4 10.Kb7 Ke3 11.Nc1 Kd2 12.Kc6 Kxc1 13.Kd5 Kd2 14.Kxd4 Kxe2 =;

9.Nf3 Ke4 10.Kb7 Ke3 11.Ng1 d3 12.exd3 Kxd3 =;

9... Kc4!

10.Ne5+ Kd5!

11.Ng4 Kc4!

Positional draw.

N.B. Position 305 plus this weeks analysis will appear on :

Friday 17/10/03 22.00 GMT.

 Gens Una Sumus.


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