Summer Endgame Solving Competition

2001 

Edyta Grylak USA

A

Jim Monaghan CAN

B+

Prasad Gapule IND

B+

Schachclub Leipzig-Gohlis (Girls)

B

Schachclub Leipzig-Gohlis (Boys)

C

POSITION 1. White to play.

O. Frink, 1927

:8/5p2/2K5/8/8/3k4/7P/8: 

1.Kd5 f6! [1...Ke3 2.Ke5 f6+ 3.Kf5 +-] 2.h4 Ke3! 3.h5 [3.Ke6 Kf4 4.Kxf6 Kg4=] 3...f5 4.h6 f4 5.h7 f3 6.h8Q f2 7.Qe5+! Kd3 [7...Kf3 8.Qe4+ Kg3 9.Qh1 +-; 7...Kd2 8.Qh2! Ke1 9.Ke4 f1Q 10.Ke3 and White mates or wins the Queen.] 8.Qb2! f1Q 9.Qb5+ WINS.
POSITION 2. White to play.

V. Korolkov, (Correction 1991)

:r7/5k2/pR3P2/8/8/2K5/4p3/8:

1.Kd2 Re8 2.Ke1 a5 3.Rb3! [3.Rb7+? This was the composers original main line but White does not have to play the Rook check which leads to a lost game; 3... Kxf6 4.Rb6+ Kg7 5.Rb7+ Kh8 6.Rb5 a4 7.Rb4 a3 8.Rb3 a2 9.Ra3 Rg8 10.Kxe2 Rg1 11.Rxa2 Rg2+ ] 3...Re4 [3...Kxf6 4.Rf3+ Kg5 5.Ra3 Re5 6.Ra2 Kf4 7.Rxe2 Rd5 8.Rd2=] 4.Ra3 a4 5.Rf3 Re5 6.Ra3 Ra5 7.Kxe2 Kxf6 DRAW.
POSITION 3. White to Play.

V. & M. Platov, (correction? 1991)

:8/8/N2p1b1k/P7/4p1P1/8/4K3/8:

1.g5+ Kxg5 [1...Bxg5 2.Nc7 Bf6 (2...Bd8 3.a6 Bxc7 4.a7+-) 3.Ne6! ] 2.Nc5 dxc5 [2...Bd8 3.Ne6+ Kf5 4.Nxd8+-] 3.a6 Bd8 4.a7 WINS.

In the original setting of the study, the e-pawn was at e3 and the White King at f1. The study was flawed because after 1.g5 Kxg5 2.Nc5 Black has a strong counterattack with 2...Kg4 !! If white now plays 3.a6 then 3...Kf3! wins for Black.
POSITION 4. White to Play.

Horwitz, 1884

:8/P1K1k3/8/8/2N5/5b2/8/8:

1.Na5 [ Not 1.Kb8? Kd8 2.Nd6 Ba8! 3.Ka8 Kc7! resulting in a well known draw.] 1...Ba8 2.Kc8! Ke8 3.Nc4! Ke7 4.Kb8 Kd8 [4...Kd7 5.Nb6+ with a win] 5.Nd6 Kd7 6.Nb7! Kc6 7.Kxa8 Kc7 8.Nd6! Kxd6 9.Kb7 and White wins.


POSITION 5. White to play.

Krogius vs Gibbs, 1954

 

:8/5pk1/7p/1P1R2pP/6P1/1r3PK1/8/8:

1.Kf2! Kf6 2.Ke2 Ke6 3.Rf5 f6 4.Kd2 Ke7 5.Kc2 Rb4 6.Kc3 Rb1 7.Kc4 Rc1+ [7...Ke6 8.Kc5 Rc1+ 9.Kb6 Rc3 10.Kb7 Ke7 11.b6 with a win] 8.Kd5 Rd1+ 9.Kc6 Rd6+ 10.Kb7 Rd7+ 11.Ka6 Rd8 12.b6 Ra8+ 13.Kb7 Ra3 14.Kc6 Rc3+ 15.Rc5! WINS


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