Weekly endgame study | May 06, 2012 22:22

Weekly Endgame Study (267)

Weekly Endgame Study (267)

Every 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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L. Katsnelson & A. Sochnev 2011

PGN string

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.f3! -h3 2.Bg1 - Ke2 3.a4!-Kf1 4.Bh2-g1 5.Bg1-Kg1
6.c3!! - the beauty of this study!
6...Bc5 (or anywhere) 7.a5 h2 8.a6 h1(Q) 9.f8(Q)! - Bxf8 10.a7! Kf2+ 11.Ka2
and white's a7 pawn queens next move black cannot stop it.. if 6.c3!! wasn't included, black would have
Bg7! here threatening Qa1 :)
Good one!

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