Reports | October 27, 2007 17:00

[lang_nl]Wekelijkse eindspelstudie (42)[/lang_nl][lang_en]Weekly Endgame Study (42)[/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]D. Petrov
1e prijs, 1958

Wit aan zet wint

Volgende week de oplossing.

Oplossing vorige week:

[/lang_nl][lang_en] D. Petrov
1st Prize, 1958

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.


MvE's picture

1. Rd8, Rd4+ 2. Ke3 and now Black can organize a further counterattack by 2. ..., a2! 3. Bxa2, Ra4! White must counter-counterattck by 4. Bb3!, Rb4 (4. ..., Ra3 5. Rd4+) and now nevertheless 5. Rd4+!!, Rxd4 6. Be7!, Rf4 (only square! the rook is trapped mid-board.) 7. Be6+, Kg3 8. Bd6! 1-0

thorex's picture

Both bishops are under attack, so we need to keep enough material for mating.

What would win for us:
- rook vs. king
- two bishops vs. king

So what about 1. Rd8 ?

If black chooses to exchange we will have one of those winning endings. Even if he rescues his rook, we will have much less pressure and can savely pick up the a pawn. The resulting rook + 2 bishops vs. rook ending will again be won.

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