Weekly endgame study | March 27, 2011 17:31

Weekly Endgame Study (211)

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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Y. Bazlov
2009

White to play and draw

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V. Kalandadze
2009

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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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litmus's picture

Nice spotting of the cook! You don't need table base to see that Kc6! draws, but it's a great move. The Black king cannot get out of a fatal skewer on the e-file.

Sample line: 1. Rxa2 Rb1 2. Kc6! Rc1+ 3. Kd5 Rd1+ 4. Kc6! e1(Q) 5. Ra8+ Kg(h)7 6. Rb7+ K(fgh)6 7. R(fgh)8+ and the White R keeps checking on the 8th rank till the Black K crosses the e-file

choufleur's picture

there is a flaw in the analysis : 1. Rxa2 also draws Rb1 2.Kc6 ! is also a draw according to tablebases.
All in all not such a fascinating study.

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