Weekly endgame study | September 13, 2010 0:06

Weekly Endgame Study (186)

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!



M. Minski
2007

White to play and win

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D. Gurgenidze
1994

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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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Sergio's picture

Is white still aloud to castle? Cause then i think this one isn't to hard.

I think you have to give up one rook, either on a3 and castle kingside , or on h3 and castle queenside.

Sergio's picture

Felix i am not sure about the 2nd solution. You threaten to play d8/Q aswell, but if black plays Rxd7. Qe8+ - Kf3, Qxd7, Rh2 might be one of the rook vs queen endings that isn't won cause the white king is cut off, but i am not sure.

Is there also an solution if you aren't aloud to castle? Gazpacho why do you disagree?

Felix Kling's picture

"Rh2 might be one of the rook vs queen endings that isn’t won cause the white king is cut off, but i am not sure."

Never heard of those endings ;) queen vs. rook is always won (well, if there's no instant capture of the queen :) )

gazpacho's picture

I disagree. Castling will not win.

Felix Kling's picture

1.Ra3 Rxa3 2.0-0 Rg6+ 3.Kh1 Ra5 4.Re1.. mmh. looks good.

1.Rh3 Rxh3 2.0-0-0 Ra1 3.Kc2 Rxd1 4.f8Q also winning?!

Sergio's idea seems to be right.

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