Weekly endgame study | January 15, 2012 20:41

Weekly Endgame Study (251)

Weekly Endgame Study (251)

Every week we present you an endgame study selected by IM Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published. Good luck solving!

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E. Melnichenko 2010

White to play and win

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Author: Yochanan Afek

IM Yochanan Afek is a chess player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. His complete selection of studies can be found here.



choufleur's picture

obviously, there is a mistake in the subtitle

White to play and draw

this should be

White to play and win

of course. One says a good chess player learns from his mistakes, this is apparently not the case from the webmaster, since this happened several times already. By the way, when will the print button come back ?

gmwdim's picture

1. Bg7 appears to draw easily. Wrong puzzle?

Peter Doggers's picture

Indeed, White to play and win.

etyoud's picture

There is worse. About #250, EG 186 reports a cook (found my Mario Garcia) : 1.Nf8+ Kc6 2.h7 Bb2 3.Rc2+ Kd5 and now 4.Rxb2 Rg1+ 5.Ng6 Rxg6 6.Kh8 a1=R 7.Rb5+ with a desperado rook.

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