Weekly endgame study | May 29, 2011 20:41

Weekly Endgame Study (220)

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

White to play and draw

Next week the solution.

Solution last week

O. Pervakov

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Author: Yochanan Afek

IM Yochanan Afek is a chess player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. His complete selection of studies can be found here.



Frits Fritschy's picture

1/2 1/2 is a typo of course.
The study starts at move 6, the moves before are just a lot of noise. Not the best I've seen here!

mikamsch's picture

i don't see the win for white in this position after 10. Qxc4. It seems to me, that it is simply 1/2 1/2.

Frits Fritschy's picture

10 ... Ke1 11 Qe4+ Kf2 12 Qd3 Ke1 13 Qe3+ Kd1 14 Kb4 etc., as you will find in any basic endgame book.

Sergio's picture

About last week solution. Why does it says 10. Qc4 + 1/2 1/2 ? isn't that just won for white since it is a d-pawn?

choufleur's picture

so there was a mistake : it was white to play and win, and not white to play and draw

well this happens but this is a bit upsetting if you have spent some time on this very chaotic position

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