Reports | December 15, 2007 17:00

[lang_nl]Wekelijkse eindspelstudie[/lang_nl][lang_en]Weekly Endgame Study[/lang_en] (49)

[lang_nl]Elke zaterdag publiceren we op ChessVibes een eindspelstudie, geselecteerd door IM Yochanan Afek: speler, trainer, eindspelcomponist en schrijver. Een week later wordt de oplossing gepubliceerd. Veel succes met de leerzame bezigheid van het oplossen![/lang_nl][lang_en]Every Saturday an endgame study is published at ChessVibes, selected by IM Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published. Good luck with the instructional occupation of solving a study![/lang_en]

G. Zachodjakin

[lang_nl]Wit aan zet wint

Volgende week de oplossing.

Oplossing vorige week:[/lang_nl][lang_en]White to play and win

Next week the solution.

Solution last week:[/lang_en]


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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

Two objectives:
a) Get control over the knight (it must not be allowed to capture the pawn)
b) promotion

Without checking other possibilities I prefer

1. Kc5 Nc7 2. Kd6 Ne8+

because it's totally forcing for black (everything else loses the knight because of the Kc6 trap).

I think 3.Ke7 is the only move that keeps the pressure and forces 3... Ng7 (...Nc7 4.Kf7 traps the black king in the corner, mate to follow).

Up to this point it took me less than 5 minutes. Now it get's quite complicated. Kf7, g6 and stuff like that didn't work out for me.

Then I was just curious about what would happen when my bishop quits the artillery and joins the infantry with

4.Bg6 Kg8 5.Bf6

Now we trapped the knight and the black king has no other choice than to wander between h8 and h7.

Now we move our king to g4, advance the g pawn and now black is in zugzwang and must give up the knight. The rest is daily routine. Very nice puzzle!

suseenthiram's picture

radjabov is plying like garry kasparov...
we can call him as another little legend..
soon he ll become world champion..
i m his fan


but i m elder than radjabov by 3 yrs.....

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