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

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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.



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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