Weekly endgame study | December 26, 2009 21:39

Weekly Endgame Study (149)

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!


A. Herbstmann
1954

White to play and win

Next week the solution.


Solution last week

Y. Afek
2007

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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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RamnathBhuvanesh,R's picture

took me 4 mins to solve -

1.Ka2 (what else?) Ra5+
2. Kb2 f5! ( now black is going to play checks along the 5th rank as white's king can't escape via d3,e4,f4)

(also black can't play Rb5+ , Rc5+ then f5 - bcoz of Ra7 in that case)

3.Ra7!! - Ra7 4.d7! Ra5! (4...Rd7 5.f8(Q) +-)

5. d8(R)! 1-0

RamnathBhuvanesh,R's picture

sorry missed a trick :)

1.Kb2!! a1(Q) 2.Ka1! ( this is important bcoz, if 1.Kxa2 f5!=)

2...Ra5+ (2...f5 3.Ra7!+- this is the point of Kb2)

3.Kb2 f5 4.Ra7 Rxa7 5.d7+- (4...Rb5+ 5.Ka1! Re5 6.Ra2++-) 1-0

RamnathBhuvanesh,R's picture

nice one- thx mr.afek

Felix's picture

The one of last week was nice, too, but I just had some of the ideas (Kd5 and underpromotion came to my mind) and wasn't very successful :)

cak's picture

5...Ra8 and black is winning

RamnathBhuvanesh,R's picture

5.f8(Q) Ra5 6.d7+-

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