Weekly endgame study | October 11, 2009 18:00

Weekly Endgame Study (139)

Weekly Endgame StudyEvery 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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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

Amazing ride . Who has said the knight is a limited piece ?
By the way is this position in tablebases ? If yes, is this variation the "best" for black ?

Sergio's picture

This one seems easy, so i probably miss something.

I think white captures the d pawn, black the c pawn. But then white have to run to the h-file over the squares e6 and f6, instead of a straight line. That should be enough to keep the black king away.

Willem's picture

I don't agree .

1.Kd6 Kc4 2.Kxd7 Kxc3 3.Ke6 Kd4 4.Kf6 Kd5 5.Kg7 Kf6 6.Kxh7 Kg7 draw

RRB's picture

The answer seems extremely simple to me.. I dont know if I'm right -but here is my variation..

1.Ke5 Kc4
(1...Kc5 2.Kf6 Kd6 3.c4! +- )

2. Kf6 Kd5 (2...Kc3?? 3.Kg7 d5 4.Kh7 d4 5.Kg6 d3 6.h7 d2 7.h8(Q) + +-)

3.Kg7 Ke6 4.c4 d6 (otherwise white plays c5)
5.Kf8! (winning manuevre) Kf6 6.Ke8 Ke6 7.Kd8 Kf6 8.Kd7 Ke5 9.Ke7 d5

10.c5 d4 11.c6 d3 12.c7 d2 13.c8(Q) d1(Q)

14.Qh8+ Kf4(only move!) (Kd5-Qd8+ , Ke4-Qh7+)
15.Qh7 +- 1-0

(black's king is a hinderance for black as he can't give perpetual check ) for eg. 15...Qe2+ 16.Kf8 (idea -Qf7,h7, h8)


Willem's picture


4...Ke7 5.d5 Ke8 draws

1.Ke5 Kc5
2.Kf6 Kd5 (2...Kd6 3.c4)
3.Ke7 (3.Kf7 Ke5 4.c4 d5!)
3....Kc6 (3...d6 4.Kf6)
4.Kf7 Kd5 (4...Kd6 5.c4 Ke5 6.Kg7 Ke6 7.Kxh7 Kf7 7.c5)
5.Kf6 d6
6.Kg7 Ke6
7.Kxh7 Kf7
8.c4 +-

JustBe's picture

Is there maybe a plug that makes it possible to move pieces at the board??

Maybe someone can suggest such a thing!

JustBe's picture

Nice study of last week, mr. Afek!

The night walks in a wide cirkle from g1-h3-g5-f7-d6-b5-a3...to stop the b-pawn.

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