PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAME

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26/10/2003

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 306

White to play and WIN

FORSYTH NOTATION

:8/8/1p2k2p/p1b3pP/P2pK1P1/1P3P2/2P1B3/8 w - - 0 1:

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LAST WEEK, POSITION 305

Henri Rinck, (1870-1952).

French Endgame Composer. A very prolific creator of studies. He settled in Spain in 1910 and remained there for the rest of his life. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern endgame composing. Author of 1414 Fins de Parties (1952) which contains all his best studies.

 Rinck, 1922

White to play and WIN

 

FORSYTH NOTATION

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

Black has a powerful passed e-pawn but his King is not safe. He has no secure shelter on the board from the attention of the White Rooks. They combine beautifully to weave a mating net around the enemy King.

1.Rf5+ Ke8

2.Re7+ Kd8

3.Rd7+ Kc8

3...Ke8 4.Ra5 R3g6+ 5.Kc7 wins;

4.Rc5+ Kb8

5.Rb5+ Ka8

5...Kc8 6.Rc7+ Kd8 7.Rb8#;

6.Kc7! R3g5

6...R8g5 7.Rd8+ Ka7 8.Rb7+ Ka6 9.Ra8#

7.Rd8+! Ka7

7.Rxd8 8.Rxg5 and White wins because of the double threat of 9.Ra5 mate and 9.Kxd8;

8.Rb7+ Ka6

9.Rd6+ Ka5

10.Ra7+ Kb5

11.Rb6+ Kc5

12.Ra5 MATE

 Gens Una Sumus.
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Position 304

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Position 303

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Position 302

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Position 301

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Position 300

Petrosian

14/09/03

Position 299

Sansom

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Position 298

Yanofsky

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Position 297

Kakovin & Kuznetsov

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Position 296

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Position 295

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Position 294

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Position 293

Keres

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Position 292

Nestorescu

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Position 291

Em Lasker

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Position 290

Gurgenidze

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Position 289

Polugayevsky

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Position 288

Villeneuve-Esclapon

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Position 287

L. Steiner

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Position 286

Simkhovich

11/05/03

Position 285

Smyslov

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Position 284

Liburkin

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Position 283

Alekhine

13/04/03

Position 282

Herbstman & Gorgiev

06/04/03

Position 281

Geller

30/03/03

Position 280

Olmutsky

23/03/03

Position 279

Capablanca

16/03/03

Position 278

Khachaturov

09/03/03

Position 277

A.R.B. Thomas

02/03/03

Position 276

Zoltan

23/02/03

Position 275

Shirov

16/02/03

Position 274

Peckover

09/02/03

Position 273

Blackburne

02/02/03

Position 272

V. & M. Platov

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Position 271

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Position 270

Bron

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Position 269

Pachman

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