Weekly endgame study | September 19, 2010 20:22

Weekly Endgame Study (187)

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!

G. Slepyan

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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.



jmrw's picture

Two Bishops of the same color do not win.

Alex Herrera's picture

Unfortunately 1.Rg4+ Kh3 2.Bg1 doesn't work dur to the devilish 2..f1B!! The under promotion is necessary so that the g1 Bishop isn't pinned and there's no perpertual with an "invincible rook." Since 1.Bg1, 1.Rf3 and 1.Rh3 lead to quick mates I am most interested to see the solution!

Alex Herrera's picture

I see it now! After 1.Rg4! Kh3 2.Bg1! f1B!! The position is amazingly drawn because can't avoid the trade of dark squared bishops, and the resulting position with the advantage of 2 light squared bishops is drawn, Thus:
3..Rh4! 4.Kxh4 4.Bf2+ Kh3 4.Kg1 Bfxg2 5.Bg3! Ba7+ (Bxg3 stalemate) 6,Bf2! and the Bishop can only switch from a7 to b8.
Once the dark squared Bishop is traded its a draw!!

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