Endgame Solving Competition

RESULTS 2000 

Alexander Vojna

Ukraine

A

A

A

1st

Henryk Kalafut

USA

B+

B

A

Antonio Senatore

ARG

A

A

Peter Bereolos

USA

A

Anna Janczy

POL

A

Book Prize

Jim Monaghan

CAN

B

Paul Cheng

CHINA

C

CHRISTMAS 2000 SOLUTIONS


POSITION 1. White to play

Proskurowski, 1958

 

:8/p7/8/p7/P7/k7/5P2/3K4:

1.f4 Kb4 [1...Kxa4 2.f5+--] 2.Ke2 Kc5 3.Kf3 Kd6 4.Kg4! [4.Ke4? Ke6 5.Kd4 Kf5 6.Kc5 Kxf4 7.Kb5 Ke5] 4...Ke7 5.Kg5! [5.Kf5 Kf7 6.Ke5 Ke7 7.Kd5 (7.f5 a6) 7...Kf6 8.Kc5 Kf5 9.Kb5 Kxf4 10.Kxa5 Ke5 11.Ka6 Kd6 12.Kxa7 Kc7] 5...Kf7 6.Kf5! a6 [6...Ke7 7.Kg6] 7.Ke5 Ke7 8.Kd5 Kf6 9.Kc5 Kf5 10.Kb6 Kxf4 11.Kxa5 Ke5 12.Kxa6 Kd6 13.Kb7 WINS. 


POSITION 2. White to play

A. A. Troitzky, 1924

 

:8/3b4/k6P/1p1K3P/1P4r1/8/3R4/8:

1.h7 Rg5+ 2.Kxd6 Rxh5 3.Kc7 Be6 4.Kb8 Bd5! 5.Rxd5 Rxd5 6.h8R! Rd6 7.Kc7 WINS.
POSITION 3. White to play

Tarrasch vs Maroczy, 1911

 

  :7R/8/8/PK6/1P6/6k1/7p/r7:

Here Tarrasch played 1. Kc6? which only draws. The simple direct winning plan is as follows:

1.Rxh2! Kxh2 2.Ka6! Kg3 3.b5 Kf4 [3...Rh1 4.b6 Rh6 5.Ka7 Rh5 6.a6 Rh7+ 7.b7 Kf4 8.Ka8 Rh8+ 9.b8Q+ +--]4.b6 Ke5 5.b7 Rb1 6.Ka7 Kd6 7.b8Q+ Rxb8 8.Kxb8 WINS.


POSITION 4. White to play

Kozlowski, 1931

 

:1k4b1/5p2/5P2/4N3/8/5K2/8/8: 

1.Nd7+ Kc7 2.Nf8 Kd8 3.Kf4 Ke8 4.Kg5 Kxf8 5.Kh6 WINS.


POSITION 5. White to play

Birnov, 1954

 

  :N6K/p7/3N3k/3P3p/2p5/2n5/8/8:

1.Nf5+ Kg6 [1...Kg5 2.d6] 2.d6 Ne4 3.d7 Ng5 4.Nh4+ Kh6 5.d8N! c3 6.Nc7 c2 7.Nd5 c1Q 8.Nf5+ Kg6 9.Nfe7+ Kh6 10.Ng8+ Kg6 11.Nde7#


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