PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME

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17/10/2003

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 305

White to play and WIN

 

FORSYTH NOTATION

:5kr1/7R/3K4/7R/2p5/2P1p1r1/8/8 w - - 0 1: 

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  LAST WEEK, POSITION 304

Keith Arkell, (1961- ).

International Grandmaster(1995). British player. Won the Grand Prix last year for the 3rd time. In 2002 came 1st at Hastings Challengers, Wrexham GM and Swansea; and 2nd at the Montpellier Open. Best result: 2nd at Hastings Premier on his debut. A conscientious and determined player who rejoices in long endings !!

 

Arkell vs Dunnington

White Rose International, 1999

White to play and WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION

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

White plays a long forcing combination which exposes the Black King. This combined with weak Kingside pawns and a Knight on the edge of the board leads to a lost ending for Black. But White has to play accurately because Black counterattacks with his advanced passed c-pawn. A very absorbing ending in all its phases:

1.Nf6+!! Bxf6

2.Re7+! Bxe7

3.Qf7+ Kh8

4.dxe7 ...

In the game Black resigned here but the ending is still tricky because, as shown below, Black is able to promote the c-pawn and still create problems for White.

4... c2

4...Qe8 5.Qf6+ Kh7 6.Bf7 Rb6 7.Bxg6+! Qxg6 8.Qxg6+ Rxg6 9.e8Q c2 10.Qd7+ Kh8 11.Qc8+ +-;

4...Re8?? 5.Qf8+ Kh7 6.Bg8+ Kh8 7.Be6+ Kh7 8.Qf7+ Kh8 9.Bxd7+-;

5.Qf8+ ...

5.Bxc2?? Re8 6.Bxa4 Qxa4 =;

5... Kh7

6.Bg8+ Kh8

7.Be6+ Kh7

8.Qf7+ ...

8.Bxd7?? c1Q+ 9.Kg2 Qc4 10.e8Q Rxe8 11.Qxe8 Qd5+ 12.f3 Nc5 13.Qe7+ Kh8 14.Be8 Qg8 15.Bxg6 Qxg6 16.Qxc5 Qe6 =;

8... Kh8

9.Bxd7 c1Q+

10.Kg2 Qe1

11.e8Q+ Rxe8

12.Bxe8! ...

Not 12.Qxe8+?! Qxe8 13.Bxe8 Nc5 14.Bxg6 f4! and the win is still difficult;

The ending is now lost for Black because the King is exposed, his pawns are weak and his Knight is out of play at the edge of the board.

12... Qe4+

13.f3 Qe5

13...Qe2+ 14.Kh3 Qf1+ 15.Kh4 Qa1 16.Qg6 +-;

14.Qxg6 Nc5

15.Qxh6+ Kg8

16.Qg6 WINS.

 Gens Una Sumus.


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