Weekly endgame study | April 10, 2011 17:32

Weekly Endgame Study (213)

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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A. Sochniev

White to play and draw

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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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1. Bb4+!! Kxb4

(1...Kb6? 2.Ba5+ Ka7 (2...Kxa5? 3.c7 Nf5+ 4.Kd2! Nd6 5.Kd2=) 3.b6+ Kb8 4.Bc3=)

2.c7 Nf5+
3.Kf2! Nd6(or Ne7)
4.b6! b1(Q)
5.c8(Q)! Nxc8
6.b7! Qf5+
7.Ke1 Qb1+
8.Kf2 Qf5+ = (white's queening is unavoidable!)
what a composition!

Thanks afek!

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