Weekly endgame study | November 01, 2008 16:00

Weekly Endgame Study (95)

Every Saturday an endgame study is published at ChessVibes, selected by IM Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published. Good luck with the instructional occupation of solving a study!

Sydorov, B.

White to play and win

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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.



MvE's picture

7. ..., Kf6! that's it Brian! Gives the study a nice finishing touch.

brian's picture

Hm this ending is winning also winning. 14. Kf6 Kf8 15. e7+ Ke8 16. Na1

brian's picture

Something like

7. ... Kf6 8 Kh7 a5 9. Kg8 Ke7 10. Kg7 a4 11. Kg6 a3 12. Kf5 a2 13. Nb3 Ke8

seems a draw

brian's picture

In line b, black can play 7. ... Kf6!

Then the white king needs a too long walk to protect the pawn on e6.

Don't know about the solution yet for white. But white has to do something about it.

MvE's picture

1. Re8+
a) 1. ..., Bxe8 2. e6+, Kg8 3. Nf6+, Kh8 (3. ..., Kf8 4. Bb4#) 4. Nxe8+, Kg8 5. Nf6+, Kh8 6. e7 wins, e.g. 6. ..., Qh1+ 7. Nh5+ etc.
b) 1. ..., Qxe8 2. e6+, Kg8 3. Nf6+, Kf8 4. Bb4+, Qe7 5. Nxd7+, Ke8 6. Bxe7, Kxe7 7. Nc5 and wins, e.g. 7. ..., a5 8. Kg5, a4 9. Kf5 and the knight is free to take care of the a-pawn.

But I have the feeling I am missing something...

Gorak's picture

Seems like a draw

1.re8 bxe8 2.e6+ kg8 3.nf6 #

But 1. ... Qxe8 .... again seems like a draw...

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