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[lang_nl]Wekelijkse eindspelstudie (29)[/lang_nl][lang_en]Weekly Endgame Study (29)[/lang_en]

Yochanan Afek[lang_nl]Elke zaterdag publiceren we op ChessVibes een eindspelstudie, geselecteerd door Yochanan Afek: speler, trainer, eindspelcomponist en schrijver. Een week later wordt de oplossing gepubliceerd.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Every Saturday an endgame study is published at ChessVibes, selected by Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published.[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Gurvitch, A.
1e prijs, 1930

Wit aan zet wint

Volgende week de oplossing.

Oplossing vorige week:

[/lang_nl][lang_en]Gurvitch, A.
1st Prize, 1930

White to play and win

Next week the solution.

Solution last week:


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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.


thorex's picture

a) Capturing the pawn leads to a draw.
b) I tried to save the a6 knight by playing 1. ..Nc7, which threatens mate by 2. .. Bb6#, if black promotes. Looked nice!
c) Soon i noticed, that black must promote to a knight here. Then i must move my king, allowing the black king to escape the mate.
d) After 2. a1N+ Kb2 3. Nb3 i can't take the knight, or else i will run into a stalemate after 4. Bc5 Bxc5. Everything else after 4.Bc5 seems to be drawn, too.
e) So i can't take the knight, but what else? Too hard for me this time. Perhaps i try it later this week.

Felix's picture

1.Bd4 is also a draw (Kxa6 Kxb4 Kb7 Nb6 a1Q Bxa1 Kxb6)

1.N6c7 2.a1N Kb2 3.Nb3 Nb6 looks complicated 4.Bc5? Kxb3 5.Bxg1 Nc4 is a mate :)

But now I have the final idea I guess

1.N6c7 2.a1N Kb2 3.Nb3 Kxb3 4.Bc5 Nb6? 5.Bxg1?? Nc4# But of course you could simply take the knight :(

so 4.........Nd5!? 5.Bxg1 Nac7 6.mmmh Bh2 and now?

Ok, new idea 1.N6c7 2.a1N Kb2 3.Nb3 Kxb3 4.Bc5 Bh2! 5.Bd6 Nb6! (6-->Nc4#)
a)6.Kxb6 Bxd6
b)6.Bxc7 Bxc7
c)6.Bxh2 Nc4#


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