Weekly endgame study | May 16, 2009 17:42

Weekly Endgame Study (120)

Weekly Endgame StudyEvery Saturday 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!


Y. Afek
2005

White to play and win

Next week the solution.


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

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Jim's picture

I don't understand the position 1.Bb6+ x f2 wins

Jens Kristiansen's picture

Neither do I. Or maybe it is too deep to me?
Come again, Afek!

Willem's picture

White has an easy draw, but maybe the stipulation is wrong and white should win.

White can't win easily:
1.Bb6+ Kb4 2.Bxf2 Rd2+ 3.Kb1 Kxb3! 4.Be3 Rd1+ 5.Bc1 Kxa4 6.Rd8 Kb3 7.d6 b4 8.d7 Rd5 9.Bb2 Rd1+ no progress.

or 4.Rxb5 Kxa4 5.Rc5 Rxf2 seems a draw to me.

Yochanan Afek's picture

I have just noticed: it is indeed white to play and win . apologies to all!
and indeed -it is one of my tougher ones.Please keep on trying and no hard feelings.

Jim's picture

White can’t win easily:
1.Bb6+ Kb4 2.Bxf2 Rd2+ 3.Kb1 Kxb3! 4.Be3 Rd1+ 5.Bc1 Kxa4 6.Rd8 Kb3 7.d6 b4 8.d7 Rd5 9.Bb2 Rd1+ no progress.

or 4.Rxb5 Kxa4 5.Rc5 Rxf2 seems a draw to me.

Hi Willem have a look at other 6th moves for white there is something very nice there.

Jens Kristiansen's picture

Well, Jim, you are on the track. Dig a little deeper...:)

sajten aleja's picture

Ma inianim, kopi, a kol beseider? Ata ve Amsterdam. Pinalazublac

ami's picture

Achu-shiling of a study!
well done, kopi.

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