Basicendgames












(1) 1. Basic checkmates - King and queen vs. king

1.Qa4 [1.Qd3 Ke6 2.Qd4 Kf5 3.Qe3 Kf6 4.Qe4 Kf7 5.Qe5 Kg6 6.Qf4 Kg7 7.Qf5 Kh8 8.Qg5 Kh7 9.Kf2 Kh8 10.Kf3 Kh7 11.Kf4 Kh8 12.Kf5 Kh7 13.Kf6 Kh8 14.Qg7# ; 1.Qd3 ] 1...Kd5 2.Ke2 Kc5 3.Kd3 Kd5 4.Qa5+ Kc6 5.Kd4 Kd6 6.Qa6+ Ke7 7.Kd5 Kf7 8.Ke5 Kg7 9.Kf5 Kh7 10.Kg5 Kg7 11.Qa7+ Kf8 12.Kg6 Ke8 13.Kf6 Kd8 14.Ke6 Kc8 15.Kd6 Kd8 16.Qa8# [16.Qd7# ] *













(2) 1. Basic checkmates - Two rooks vs king
05.01.2012

1.Ra4 Kd5 2.Rh5+ Kc6 3.Ra6+ Kb7 4.Rg6 Kc7 5.Rh7+ Kd8 6.Rg8# *













(3) 1. Basic checkmates - King and rook vs king
05.01.2012

1.Ra4 Kd5 2.Ke2 Kc5 3.Kd3 Kb5 4.Rh4 Kc5 5.Rg4 Kd5 6.Rg5+ Ke6 7.Ra5 Kf7 8.Ra6 Ke7 9.Kd4 Kd7 10.Kc5 Kc7 11.Ra7+ Kb8 12.Rh7 Kc8 13.Kd6 Kb8 14.Kc6 Ka8 15.Kb6 Kb8 16.Rh8# *













(4) 1. Basic checkmates - King and rook vs king
05.01.2012

1.Ra4 Kd5 2.Ke2 Kc5 3.Kd3 Kb5 4.Rh4 Kc5 5.Rg4 Kd5 6.Rg5+ Ke6 7.Ra5 Kf7 8.Ra6 Ke7 9.Kd4 Kd7 10.Kc5 Kc7 11.Ra7+ Kb8 12.Rh7 Kc8 13.Kd6 Kb8 14.Kc6 Ka8 15.Kb6 Kb8 16.Rh8# *













(5) 1. Basic checkmates - King and two bishop vs king
05.01.2012

1.Bd4 [1.Kb6 Ka8 2.Bd4 (2.Be5 ) 2...Kb8 3.Be5+ Ka8 4.Bd5# ; 1.Kb6 ] 1...Ka8 2.Kb6 Kb8 3.Be5+ Ka8 4.Bd5# *













(6) 1. Basic checkmates - King bishop and knight vs kin
05.01.2012

1.Kf7 Kh7 2.Nd7 Kh8 3.Bg7+ Kh7 4.Nf6# *













(7) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - 2a) King and pawn vs. king
05.01.2012

1.e3 [1.Kf4 Kf6 2.e4 Ke6 3.e5 Ke7 4.Kf5 Kf7 5.e6+ Ke7 6.Ke5 Ke8 7.Kf6 Kf8 8.e7+ Ke8 9.Ke6 ] 1...Kd7 2.Kf5 Ke7 3.Ke5 Kf7 4.Kd6 Ke8 5.Ke6 Kd8 6.e4 Ke8 7.e5 Kd8 8.Kf7 Kd7 9.e6+ Kd8 [9...Kc7 10.e7 Kc6 11.e8Q+ ] 10.e7+ Kc7 11.e8Q *













(8) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - 2a) King and pawn vs. king
05.01.2012

1.e3 Kd7 2.Kf5 Ke7 3.Ke5 Kf7 4.Kd6 Ke8 5.Ke6 Kd8 6.e4 Ke8 7.e5 Kd8 8.Kf7 Kd7 9.e6+ Kd8 10.e7+ Kc7 11.e8Q *













(9) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - 2b) Rule of the square
05.01.2012

1...Ke4 2.a5 Kd5 3.a6 Kc6 4.a7 Kb7 5.a8Q+ Kxa8 *













(10) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - 2c) inprisoning the king
05.01.2012

1...Kc5 2.Ka6 Kc6 3.Ka7 Kc7 4.a5 Kc8 5.Kb6 [5.a6 Kc7 6.Ka8 Kc8 7.Ka7 Kc7 8.Ka8 Kc8 9.Ka7 Kc7 ; 5.a6 Kc7 6.Ka8 Kc8 7.Ka7 Kc7 8.Ka8 ] 5...Kb8 6.a6 Ka8 7.a7 *













(11) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - 2d) Winning the oposition
05.01.2012

1.Kc2 [1.Kd2 Ke7 2.Kd3 Kd7 3.Kd4 Kd6 4.c4 Kc6 5.c5 Kc7 6.Kd5 Kd7 7.c6+ Kc7 8.Kc5 Kc8 9.Kd6 Kd8 10.c7+ Kc8 11.Kc6 ; 1.Kd2 ] 1...Ke7 2.Kb3 Kd6 3.Kb4 Kc6 4.Kc4 Kd6 5.Kb5 Kc7 6.Kc5 Kb7 7.Kd6 Kc8 8.Kc6 Kb8 9.c4 Kc8 10.c5 Kb8 11.Kd7 Ka7 12.c6 Kb6 13.c7 Ka6 14.c8Q+ *













(12) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - B Fischer v B Larsen
06.01.2012

1.Kd4 Kd6 2.a5 f6 3.a6 Kc6 4.a7 Kb7 5.Kd5 h4 6.Ke6 Larsen resigned 6...f5 7.Kf6 hxg3 8.hxg3 Kxa7 9.Kxg6 Kb7 10.Kxf5 Kc7 11.Kf6 Kd7 12.Kf7 *













(13) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - J Krejcik vs s Takacs
06.01.2012

Outside past pawn 1.b3 Kh6 2.Kxf6 Kxh5 3.Ke5 Kg5 4.Kd5 Kf5 5.Kc5 Ke5 6.Kb5 Kd5 7.Kxa5 Kc6 8.b4 Kb7 9.Kb5 Ka7 10.Kc6 Kb8 11.Kb6 Ka8 12.b5 Kb8 13.Ka6 Ka8 14.b6 Kb8 15.b7 Kc7 16.Ka7 Kc6 17.b8Q *













(14) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - Pawns on both wings
06.01.2012

1.Kf1 [1.b4 Ke7 2.a4 Kd6 3.b5 Kc5 4.Kf1 Kb4 ] 1...Ke7 2.Ke2 Kd6 3.Kd3 Kd5 4.b4 Kc6 5.Kc4 h5 6.a4 h4 7.b5+ Kb6 8.Kb4 g5 9.a5+ Kb7 10.Kc5 Kc7 11.b6+ axb6+ 12.axb6+ Kb7 13.Kd6 Kxb6 14.Ke7 f5 15.Kf6 g4 16.Kxf5 h3 17.g3 Kc6 18.Kxg4 Kd6 19.Kxh3 *













(15) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - Saving the lost position
06.01.2012

1...Ke6 [1...Ke4 2.Ka5 Kd3 3.Kxa4 Kc2 4.b4 ] 2.Ka5 a3 3.bxa3 Kd7 4.Ka6 Kc8 5.Ka7 Kc7 6.a4 Kc8 7.a5 Kc7 8.a6 Kc8 9.Kb6 Kb8 10.a7+ Ka8 11.Ka6 *













(16) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - Finding the right move
06.01.2012

1.Kd4 [1.Ke4 Kxa6 2.Ke5 Kb5 3.Kxe6 Kc4 4.Ke5 Kd3 5.Kf4 Ke2 6.Kg3 h6 7.h4 h5 ] 1...Kxa6 2.Kc5 e5 [2...Ka5 3.h4 Ka4 4.Kd6 Kb4 5.Kxe6 Kc4 6.Kf6 Kd4 7.Kg7 Ke5 8.Kxh7 Kf6 9.Kg8 Kf5 10.Kg7 Kg4 11.Kxg6 Kxh4 12.f4 ] 3.f3 Ka5 4.Kc4 Ka4 5.h4 h5 6.Kd3 Kb5 7.Ke4 Kc6 8.Kxe5 Kd7 9.Kf6 Kd6 10.Kxg6 *













(17) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - Triangulation
06.01.2012

Triangulation is a technique used to put one's opponent in zugzwang. He gets to the same position with the other player to move. 1.Kd4 [1.Kd6 Kd8 2.c7+ Kc8= ] 1...Kd8 2.Kc4 Kc8 3.Kd5 Kd8 [3...Kc7 4.Kc5 Kc8 5.Kb6 ] 4.Kd6 Kc8 5.c7 Kb7 6.Kd7 Ka7 7.Kc6 [7.c8Q ; 7.c8R ] 7...Ka8 8.c8Q+ *













(18) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - Triangulation
06.01.2012

1.Kd4 [1.Kd6 Kd8 2.c7+ Kc8= ] 1...Kd8 2.Kc4 Kc8 3.Kd5 Kd8 4.Kd6 Kc8 5.c7 Kb7 6.Kd7 Ka7 7.Kc6 Ka8 8.c8Q+ *













(19) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - Distant oposition
06.01.2012

1.Ke2 [1.Ke1 Ke7 2.Kd2 Kd6 3.Ke3 Ke5 4.Kd3 Kd5 5.Ke3 Kc4-+ ] 1...Ke7 [1...Kf8 2.Kd3 Ke7 3.Ke3 Ke6 4.Ke4 Kd6 5.Kd4 Kc6 6.Ke5 Kb6 7.Kd6 ] 2.Ke3 Ke6 3.Ke4 Kf6 4.Kf4 Kg6 5.Ke5 Kg7 6.Kf5 Kh6 7.Kf6 Kh7 8.Kg5 Kg7 9.Kxh5 *













(20) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - Protected passed pawn
06.01.2012

1.Kd4 f4 2.Ke5 a5 3.a3 a4 4.Kf5 d4 5.Ke4 [5.Kxg5 d3 ] 5...d3 6.Kxd3 Kd5 7.g3! fxg3 [7...f3 8.g4 ] 8.Ke2 Ke5 9.Kf3 Ke6 10.Kxg3 Kf5 11.Kf3 Ke5 12.Kg4 Kf6 13.c6 Ke6 14.Kxg5 Kd6 15.Kf5 Kxc6 16.Ke6 Kb6 17.Kd6 Kb7 18.Kc5 Ka6 19.Kc6 Ka7 20.Kxb5 *













(21) 3. Basic Knight endgames - Night vs pawn
07.01.2012

1.h6 Nf5 2.h7 Kf7 3.h8Q *













(22) 3.2 Basic knight endgames - Knight circuit
07.01.2012

1...Kc4 2.Na2 Kb3 3.Nc1+ Kb2 4.Nd3+ Kc2 5.Nb4+ Kb3 6.Nd3 1/2-1/2













(23) 3.1 Basic Knight endgames - Night vs pawn
Helples knight, 07.01.2012

1.h6 Nf5 [1...Kf8 2.h7 ] 2.h7 Kf7 3.h8Q 1-0













(24) 3. 2b Basic Knight endgames - Helpless knight
07.01.2012

1...Kc3 2.Kg7 Kb2 0-1













(25) 3. 3 Basic Knight endgames - Night captures the pawn
07.01.2012

1.Ne5 [1.Nd4? ; 1.Nd4 f2 2.Kd2 f1Q ] 1...f2 2.Ng4 f1Q 3.Ne3+ Kf2 4.Nxf1 *













(26) 3.4 Basic Knight endgames - Chekhover: magic knight
07.01.2012

1...Kb3 [1...a5 2.Ka2 Ka4 3.Ne4 f5 4.Nc3+ Kb4 5.Nd5+ Kc5 6.Ne7 f4 7.Ng6 f3 8.Ne5 f2 9.Nd3+ Kd4 10.Nxf2 h5 11.Kxa3 Ke3 12.Nh3 Kf3 13.Ka4 Kg3 14.Ng5 Kg4 15.Ne4 h4 16.Kxa5 Kf4 (16...h3 17.Nf2+ ) 17.Nf2 Kf3 18.Nh3= ; 1...Kc4 2.Ne4 f5 3.Nd6+ Kd4 4.Nxf5+ ] 2.Ne4 f5 3.Ng3 f4 4.Ne2 f3 5.Nd4+ Kb4 6.Nxf3 Kb3 7.Nh4= *













(27) 3. 5b Basic Knight endgames - Minor piece endgame
Wining method, 07.01.2012

1.Nc5 Kb4 2.Kb6 Nd6 3.Ne4! [3.a7 Nc8+ ] 3...Nc8+ [3...Nxe4 4.a7 ] 4.Kc7 Kb5 5.Kb7 Ka5 6.Nc5 Nd6+ 7.Kc7 Nb5+ 8.Kc6 [8.Kc8 ] 8...Na7+ 9.Kb7 Nb5 10.Ne4 Zugzwang 10...Kb4 11.Kb6 Kc4 12.Nc3! Nd6 [12...Kb4 ] 13.Kc7 Kc5 14.a7+- Nb5+ 15.Nxb5 Kxb5 16.a8Q *













(28) 3. 5a Basic Knight endgames - Minor piece endgame
Draw metod, 07.01.2012

1...Kg7 2.Ke8 Nh6 3.Ne7 Kf6 4.Kd7 Kg7 5.Nd5 Ng8= *













(29) 3. 5a Basic Knight endgames - Minor piece engame
Draw metod, 07.01.2012

1...Kg7 2.Ke8 Nh6 3.Ne7 Kf6 4.Kd7 Kg7 5.Nd5 Ng8= *













(30) 4. 1 Bishop endgames - Bishop vs pawn
07.01.2012

1.Be8 d1Q 2.Bh5+= Kd2 3.Bxd1 *













(31) 4. 2 Bishop endgames - Wrong colour bishp
Stalemate, 07.01.2012

1.Kc3 Bd5 2.Kc2 a2 3.Kb2 Kb6 4.Ka1 Kb5 5.Kb2 Kb4 6.Ka1 Kb3= 1/2-1/2













(32) 4.3 Bishop endgames - Pawn and king v bishop
07.01.2012

1...Ke5 2.Bh5 Kf6-+ 0-1













(33) 4.4 Bishop endgames - Bishop vs two passed pawns
07.01.2012

1.Bd5 c3 2.Bb3 Ke5 3.Ke7 Kd4 4.Kd6 Kd3 5.Kc5 c2 6.Bxc2+ Kxc2 7.Kxb4= 1/2-1/2













(34) 4.5 Bishop endgames - Bishop vs two pawns
07.01.2012

1.Kd6! [1.Kf6 Kf4 2.Kg6 Kg3 3.Kf5 h3 4.Ke4 h2-+ ] 1...Kd4 2.Kc6 Kc3 3.Kd5 b3 4.Ke4 b2 [4...h3 5.Kf3 ] 5.Ba2 h3 6.Kf3= 1/2-1/2













(35) 4.6 Bishop endgames - Winnig with rook's pawn
07.01.2012

Winning with wrong rook's pawn 1.Be6 [1.h6? Kf7 2.Bf5 Kg8 3.h7+ Kh8 ; 1.h6 ] 1...Kf8 2.h6 Ke7 3.h7 1-0













(36) 4.7b Bishop endgames - Bishop and pawn v bishop
Too few squares for the bishop, 07.01.2012

1.Bh4 Kb5 2.Bf2 Ka6 3.Bc5! Bf4 4.Be7 Kb5 5.Bd8 Kc6 6.Bg5! Bh2 7.Be3 Bg3 8.Ba7 Bh2 9.Bb8 Bg1 10.Bg3 Ba7 11.Bf2 1-0













(37) 4.7a Bishop endgames - Bishop and pawn v pawn
07.01.2012

1.Bg6 Bg8 2.Be8 [2.Kxg8? Kxh6 ] 2...Bd5 3.h7 Be4 4.h8Q 1-0













(38) 5.7a Bishop endgames - Same colour bishops
07.01.2012

1.Bg6 Bg8 2.Be8 [2.Kxg8? Kxh6 ] 2...Bd5 3.h7 Be4 4.h8Q 1-0













(39) 4.7a Bishop endgames - Same colour bishops
Bishop and pawn v bishop, 07.01.2012

1.Bg6 Bg8 2.Be8 [2.Kxg8? Kxh6 ] 2...Bd5 3.h7 Be4 4.h8Q 1-0













(40) 5.7b Bishop endgames - Bishop and pawn v bishop
Too few squares for the bishop, 07.01.2012

Same colour bishops 1.Bh4 Kb5 2.Bf2 Ka6 3.Bc5! Bf4 4.Be7 Kb5 5.Bd8 Kc6 6.Bg5! Bh2 [6...Bxg5 7.b8Q ] 7.Be3 Bg3 [7...Kb5 8.Ba7 ] 8.Ba7 Bh2 9.Bb8 Bg1 10.Bg3 Ba7 11.Bf2 Bxf2 12.b8Q 1-0













(41) 5.7a Bishop endgames - Bishop and pawn v pawn
Same colour bishops, 07.01.2012

1.Bg6 Bg8 2.Be8 [2.Kxg8? Kxh6 ] 2...Bd5 [2...Kf5 3.Kxg8 ] 3.h7 Be4 4.h8Q 1-0













(42) 5.7a Bishop endgames - Same colour bishops
Bishop and pawn v bishop, 07.01.2012

1.Bg6 Bg8 2.Be8 [2.Kxg8? Kxh6 ] 2...Bd5 3.h7 Be4 4.h8Q 1-0













(43) 5.7a Bishop endgames - Same colour bishops
Bishop and pawn v bishop, 07.01.2012

1.Bg6 Bg8 2.Be8 [2.Kxg8? Kxh6 ] 2...Bd5 3.h7 Be4 4.h8Q 1-0













(44) 6.1 Opposite colour bishop
07.01.2012

1.Bd1 [1.Kf2? Kh3 2.Kg1 f3 3.Bf1+ Kg3 4.Bc4 Bc5+ 5.Kf1 Kf4 6.Be6 g3 7.Bh3 Bb6-+ 8.Ke1 g2 ; 1.Kf2 ] 1...Kg5 [1...f3+? 2.Bxf3 gxf3+ 3.Kxf3 ] 2.Be2 f3+ 3.Bxf3 gxf3+ 4.Kxf3 1/2-1/2













(45) 6.2 Opposite colour bishop
London BGN Wch 2000, 07.01.2012

V Kramnik vs G Kasparov 0.5:0.5 1...Kg6 2.Bc7 Kf5 3.Kd4 Kg4 4.Ke3 Bd5 5.Bb8 Kh4 6.Kf2 Draw agreed 6...g4 7.Bg3+ Kg5 8.Ke3 Kf6 9.Kd4 Kf5 1/2-1/2













(46) 6.3 Opposite colour bishops - Two conected pawns
07.01.2012

1.Bb5+ Kf8 [1...Kd8 2.Kf5 Bc5 3.Kg6 Bd6 4.Kf7 Bc5 5.e7+ Bxe7 6.fxe7+ Kc8+- 7.e8Q+ ] 2.Kd5 Ba3 3.Kc6 Bb4 [3...Ke8 4.Kc7+ Kf8 5.Kd8 ] 4.Kd7 Ba3 5.e7+ Bxe7 6.fxe7+ Kg8 7.e8Q+ *













(47) 7. 1 Minor piece endgames - Knight at the rim
07.01.2012

1.Bd5 Kd7 2.Kf5 Ke7 3.e6! [3.Kg6? Nc6 4.Bxc6 Ke6= ] 3...Ke8 [3...Kd6 4.Kf6 Kxd5 5.e7 Nc6 6.e8Q ] 4.Kf6 Kf8 5.e7+ Ke8 6.Bf7+ Kd7 7.e8Q+ 1-0













(48) 7. 2 Minor piece endgames - Bishop dominates knight
07.01.2012

1.Be4 Nf7 2.Bf3 Nd8 3.Bd5 Nf7 4.Ke6 [4.Bxf7 ] 4...Nd8+ 5.Kd6 Kg7 6.Kc7 Nf7 7.Bxf7 Kxf7 8.d8Q 1-0













(49) 7. 3 Minor piece endgames
07.01.2012

1...Kc6 2.Ba4+ Kc5 3.Be8 Kd5 4.Bf7+ Kc6 5.Bh5 Kc5 6.Bg4 Ng6+ 7.Kd7 Nf8+ 8.Kc7 Kd5= *













(50) 7. 4 Minor piece endgames - Black draws
07.01.2012

1.Be5+ Kd7 2.Bc7 Na7 3.Bf4 [3.Kxa7 Kxc7 ; 3.Kxa7 Kxc7 ] 3...Nc6 4.Kb6 Ne7 5.Bg3 [5.a7 Nc8+ ] 5...Nc6 6.Be1 Kc8 7.Bg3 [7.Kxc6 Kb8 ] 7...Kd7 Draw-white can't improve position *













(51) 7. 5 Minor piece endgames - Taboo knight
07.01.2012

1.Kd7 Nc8 2.Bd4 Ne7 3.Be3 [3.Kxe7 Kxc7 ] 3...Nc8 4.Bc5 Ka8 5.Kc6 [5.Kxc8? ] 5...Nb6 *













(52) 4.8 Bishop endgame - Briliant endgame tactic
07.01.2012

1.g8Q+ Kxg8 2.Ke6 Kh8 3.Kf7 e5 4.Bg7# *













(53) 6.4 Opposite colour bishop - Brilliant tactic
07.01.2012

1.Bb3 f4 2.Bxc4 f3= *













(54) 7.6 Minor pieces endgame - Knight stronger than bishop
07.01.2012

1.Nf2 Bc7 2.Ne4+ Kg6 3.a5 Kh6 [3...Bxa5 4.Nxd6 b6 5.Ne4 Bb4 6.d6 Kf7 7.Nxg5+ Ke8 8.Ke4 Kd7 9.Kd5 ] 4.Ke2 Kg6 5.Kd3 Kh6 6.Kc2 Kg6 7.Kb3 Kh6 8.Ka4 Bb8 9.Kb5 Bc7 10.a6 bxa6+ 11.Kxa6 Kg6 12.Kb7 Bd8 13.Nxd6 Kf6 14.Ne4+ Kf7 15.Nxc5 Ke8 16.Ne4 Kd7 17.c5 Ke7 18.c6 Ba5 19.c7 Bxc7 20.Kxc7 1-0













(55) 7.7 Minor pieces endgame - Bishop dominates knight
07.01.2012

1.Be5 Kd7 2.g4 Ng3 3.Bxg3 Ke6 4.Bh4 Kf7 5.Ke5 Kg7 6.Bf6+ Kg8 7.Ke6 Kf8 8.g5 Kg8 9.g6 Kf8 10.g7+ Kg8 11.Ke7 Kh7 12.Kf8 1-0













(56) 8. 1 Rook endgames - Rook vs pawn
07.01.2012

1.Rg5 Cuting of the king. It works on 5th rank but not on 4th. [1.Kg7? Ke5 Bodycheck] 1...c3 2.Rg3 c2 3.Rc3+- *













(57) 8. 1b Rook endgames
07.01.2012

1.Rg4 c3 2.Kg7 [2.Rg3 Kd4 3.Kh7 c2 4.Rg1 ] 2...c2 3.Rg1 Kd4 4.Kf6 Kd3 5.Ke5 Kd2= *













(58) 8. 2 Rook endgames - Rook vs pawn

1.Rf1+ Kg4 [1...Kg2 2.Rf8 Kg1 3.Ke2 g2 4.Rg8 Kh1 5.Kf2 g1Q+ 6.Rxg1+ Kh2 7.Rg3 Kh1 8.Rh3# ] 2.Ke4 g2 3.Rg1 [3.Rf8 Kg3 4.Rg8+ Kf2 ] 3...Kg3 4.Ke3 Kh2 5.Kf2 Kh3 6.Rxg2 1-0













(59) 8. 3 Rook endgames - Natural is not winning
07.01.2012

1.Rd3! [1.Rd2 Also wins; 1.Rd1? Natural continuation is not winning 1...d4 2.Kd7 Kd5 3.Kc7 Kc5 4.Kd7 Kd5 5.Rd2 Kc4 6.Ke6 Kc3 7.Rd1 d3 8.Ke5 Kc2= ] 1...d4 2.Rd1 Kd5 3.Kd7 Kc4 4.Kd6 d3 5.Ke5 Kc3 6.Ke4 d2 7.Ke3 Kc2 8.Rxd2+ *













(60) 8.4 Rook endgames - Tricky endgame
07.01.2012

1.c7 Rd6+ 2.Kb5 [2.Kb7? Rd7 ] 2...Rd5+ 3.Kb4 Rd4+ 4.Kb3 Rd3+ 5.Kc2 Rd4 6.c8R [6.c8Q? Rc4+ 7.Qxc4 ] 6...Ra4 7.Kb3 Ra7 8.Rc1# 1-0













(61) 8.5 Rook endgames - Rook vs two pawns
07.01.2012

1.Rh1 Kc4 [1...Ka3 2.Rh4 c2+ (2...b2 3.Kc2 Ka2 4.Ra4# ) 3.Kc1 b2+ 4.Kxc2 Ka2 5.Ra4# ] 2.Rh8 Kd4 3.Rb8 Kd3 4.Kc1 Kc4 [4...b2+ 5.Kb1 Kd2 6.Rd8+ Ke2 7.Kc2 Ke3 8.Rb8 ] 5.Rb7 b2+ 6.Kc2 Kd4 7.Rc7 Ke4 8.Rxc3 b1Q+ 9.Kxb1 1-0













(62) 8. 6 Rook endgames - Rook vs two isolated pawns
07.01.2012

1.Rb1 Kd3 2.Rg1 Kc2? [2...Ke3 3.Rb1 ] 3.Rxg2+ Kc1 4.Rxb2 1/2-1/2













(63) 8. 6b Rook endgames - Rook vs two pawns
07.01.2012

1.Kd3 e2 2.Kxd2 Kf3 3.Re1 Ke4 4.Rxe2+ 1-0













(64) 8. 6c Rook endgames - Rook vs two pawns
07.01.2012

1.Rh8 Kf2 2.Rh2+ Kf1 3.Rh1+ Kf2 4.Kd2 Kg2 5.Re1 Kf3 6.Kxc2 Ke3 7.Kc3 Kf2 8.Kd2 Kf3 9.Rxe2 1-0













(65) 8. 6c Rook endgames - Rook vs two pawns
07.01.2012

1.Rh8 Kf2 2.Rh2+ Kf1 3.Rh1+ Kf2 4.Kd2 Kg2 5.Re1 Kf3 6.Kxc2 Ke3 7.Kc3 Kf2 8.Kd2 1-0













(66) 8. 7 Rook endgames - Miracle draw
07.01.2012

1.Kb3 g3 2.Kc4 g2 3.Kc5! h3 4.Kc6 h2 5.Ra1+ Kb8 6.Rb1+ Kc8 7.Ra1 Kd8 8.Kd6 Ke8 9.Ke6 Kf8 10.Kf6 Kg8 11.Ra8+ Kh7 12.Ra7+ Kh6 13.Ra8 Kh5 14.Kf5 Kh4 15.Kxf4 Kh5 [15...Kh3 16.Rh8# ] 16.Kf5= 1/2-1/2













(67) 8. 8a Rook endgames
07.01.2012

1.d6+ Rxd6 [1...Kd8 2.b8Q# ; 1...Kb8 2.d7 Rh8 3.Kb6 Rh6 (3...Rf8 4.c7# ) 4.d8Q# ; 1...Kb8 ] 2.b8Q+ Kxb8 3.Kxd6 Kc8 4.c7 Kb7 5.Kd7 Kb6 6.c8Q 1-0













(68) 8. 8b Rook endgames - Rook vs three pawns

1.e8Q+ Rxe8 2.d7# 1-0













(69) 8. 8b Rook endgames - Rook vs three pawns

1.e8Q+ Rxe8 2.d7# 1-0













(70) 9. 1a Rook and minor piece - Rook vs bishop
07.01.2012

1.Rb8+ Bd8 2.Ra8 Kf8 3.Rxd8+ 1-0













(71) 9. 1b Rook and minor piece
07.01.2012

1.Rg3 Be6 2.Re3 Bd7 3.Rf3 Be6 4.Rf8+ Bc8 5.Re8 Ka8 6.Rxc8# 1-0













(72) 9. 1c Rook and minor piece
07.01.2012

1.Rf7 Bb8 2.Rf8= 1/2-1/2













(73) 9. 2 Rook and minor piece - Rook vs knight
07.01.2012

1.Re4 Nd1 [1...Nc2 2.Kd5 Na3 3.Kc5 Nb1 4.Kb4 Nd2 5.Re2 Nb1 6.Rb2+- ; 1...Ng2 2.Kf6 Kg8 3.Rg4+ ] 2.Rf4+ Kg7 3.Rf3 Kg6 4.Ke5 Kg5 5.Ke4 Kg4 6.Rf1 Nb2 [6...Nc3+! 7.Ke5 Kg3 8.Kd4 Nb5++/- Chase continues] 7.Rb1 Na4 8.Rb4+- *













(74) 9. 2 Rook and minor piece - Rook vs knight
07.01.2012

1.Re4 Nd1 [1...Nc2 2.Kd5 Na3 3.Kc5 Nb1 4.Kb4 Nd2 5.Re2 Nb1 6.Rb2+- ; 1...Ng2 2.Kf6 Kg8 3.Rg4+ ] 2.Rf4+ Kg7 3.Rf3 Kg6 4.Ke5 Kg5 5.Ke4 Kg4 6.Rf1 Nb2 [6...Nc3+! 7.Ke5 Kg3 8.Kd4 Nb5++/- Chase continues] 7.Rb1 Na4 8.Rb4+- *













(75) 9. 3 Rook and minor piece - Rook vs knight
07.01.2012

Old Arabic composition dates back to 1140 ad Study: Poorly placed knight 1.Rd1 Kb8 2.Ka6 [2.Kb6 Kc8 3.Ka6 (3.Rc1+ Kb8 4.Rh1 Nd8= ) 3...Nc5+ 4.Kb6 Na4+ (4...Nb7! ) 5.Kc6 Nc3 6.Re1 ] 2...Nc5+ 3.Kb6 Na4+ 4.Kc6 Nc3 5.Re1 Ka7 6.Re3 Nd1 7.Rd3 Nf2 8.Rd7+ Kb8 9.Rb7+ Kc8 [9...Ka8 10.Kc7 ] 10.Rf7+- Kd8 11.Rxf2 1-0













(76) V A Akopian - Ki Georgiev
Las Vegas FIDE 1999, 07.01.2012

If the attacking rook is in front of the pawn and defending rook behind than the position is usually a draw. 1...Ra2 2.Kf3 Kg7 3.Ke3 Ra1 [3...Kf6! 4.Rf4+ Kg7 5.a4 f6 6.Rb4 g5 Black is OK] 4.Ra6 Ra2 5.Ra4 Ra1 6.Ra6 Ra2 7.a4 Ra3+ [7...f6! 8.a5 g5 9.Ra8 gxh4 10.gxh4 Ra4 11.f4 Kg6= ; 7...f6 ; 7...f6 ] 8.Kd4 f6? [8...Ra2! ] 9.Ra7+ Kh6 10.a5 g5 11.Kc5 gxh4 12.gxh4 Ra4 13.a6 Ra2 [13...Rxh4 14.Ra8 Ra4 15.a7 Kh7 16.Kb6 h4 17.Rd8+- ] 14.Ra8 Kg6 15.Kb6 Rb2+ 16.Ka7 Rxf2 17.Rb8 Rf4 18.Rb5 Rxh4 19.Kb6 Re4 [19...Ra4 20.a7 Rxa7 21.Kxa7 ] 20.a7 Re8 21.Ra5 h4 22.a8Q Rxa8 23.Rxa8 Kg5 24.Kc5 h3 25.Rh8 Kg4 26.Kd4 Kg3 27.Ke3 Kg2 28.Ke2 h2 29.Rg8+ Kh3 30.Kf2 h1N+ [30...h1Q 31.Rh8+ Kg4 32.Rxh1 ] 31.Kf3 Kh2 32.Rg2+ Kh3 33.Rg6 Kh2 34.Rxf6 Kg1 35.Rg6+ Black resigned 35...Kf1 [35...Kh2 36.Rg5 Ng3 37.Rxg3 ] 36.Ke3 Nf2 37.Rf6 Ke1 38.Rxf2 1-0













(77) 8. 4b Rook endgames
08.01.2012

Black rook behind the pawn 1.a6 Kf6 2.Kf3 h5 3.Ke3 Kf5 4.f3 Ra3+ 5.Kd4 Rxf3 6.Rf8 Ra3 7.Rxf7+ Kg4 8.Rf6 Kxg3 9.Rxg6+ Kxh4 10.Kc5 Kh3 11.Kb6 h4 12.Rg5 Rxa6+! 13.Kxa6 Kh2 14.Kb5 h3 15.Kc4 Kh1 16.Kd3 h2 1/2-1/2













(78) 8.5 8. Rook endgames - Lucena position
08.01.2012

1.Rg1+ Kh7 [1...Kf6 2.Kf8 ] 2.Rg4 [2.Kf7 Rf2+ 3.Ke6 Re2+ 4.Kd7 Rd2+ 5.Kc7 Rc2+ 6.Kb7 Re2 ; 2.Kf7 ] 2...Rd1 3.Kf7 Rf1+ 4.Ke6 Re1+ 5.Kf6 Rf1+ 6.Ke5 Re1+ 7.Re4 *













(79) 8. 6a Rook endgames - Philidor position 1
08.01.2012

1...Rb6 2.f6 [2.Rc7 Ra6 3.Rb7 Rc6 4.f6 Rc1 5.Kf5 Rf1+ 6.Ke6 Re1+ 7.Kd6 Rd1+ 8.Ke5 Re1+ ] 2...Rb1 3.Kg6 Rg1+ 4.Kf5 Rf1+ *













(80) 8. 6b Rook endgames - Philidor position 2
08.01.2012

1.Kg6 Rf1 2.Kf6 Kg8 Short side defence [2...Ke8? 3.Ra8+ Kd7 4.Rf8 Rf2 5.Kg7 Ke7 6.f6+ Kd7 7.Ra8 Rg2+ 8.Kf8 Rf2 9.f7 Rg2 10.Ra4 Rg1 11.Rd4+ Kc6 12.Ke7 Re1+ 13.Kf6 Rf1+ 14.Ke6 Re1+ 15.Kf5 Rf1+ 16.Rf4 ] 3.Ra8+ Kh7 4.Rf8 Ra1 5.Re8 Rf1 6.Re7+ Kg8 7.Rg7+ Kf8 8.Rf7+ Kg8 White can't make progress 9.Rd7 Rf2 10.Rd8+ Kh7 *













(81) 8. 7 Rook endgames - Skewer
08.01.2012

1...Kf7? [1...Ra6 2.Kb4 Ra1 3.Kb5 Ra2 4.Kb6 Rb2+ 5.Kc5 Rc2+ 6.Kb4 Ra2 7.Kb3 Ra6= ] 2.Rh8 Rxa7 3.Rh7+ Ke6 4.Rxa7 1-0













(82) 8. 7b Rook endgames - Driving off
08.01.2012

1.Rb8 Rc1 2.Kb7 Rb1+ 3.Ka6 Ra1+ 4.Kb6 Rb1+ 5.Kc5 Rc1+ 6.Kd4 Rd1+ 7.Ke3 Re1+ 8.Kd2 1-0













(83) 8. 7b Rook endgames - Driving off
08.01.2012

1.Rb8 Rc1 2.Kb7 Rb1+ 3.Ka6 Ra1+ 4.Kb6 Rb1+ 5.Kc5 Rc1+ 6.Kd4 Rd1+ 7.Ke3 Re1+ 8.Kd2 1-0













(84) 8. 8 Rook endgames - Cut off
08.01.2012

1.Ka5 Ra8+ 2.Kb6 Rb8+ 3.Ka6 Ra8+ 4.Kb7 Ra2 5.b6 Rb2 6.Ka7 Ra2+ 7.Kb8 Kd7 8.b7 Ra3 9.Rd1+ Ke7 10.Rd4 Ra1 11.Kc7 Rc1+ 12.Kb6 Rb1+ 13.Kc6 Rc1+ 14.Kb5 Rb1+ 15.Rb4 1-0













(85) 8. 8b Rook endgames - Breaking the barrier
08.01.2012

1.Re1 Ra8 [1...Rxe1 2.Kxe1 Ke4 (2...f3 3.Kf1 Kf4 4.Kf2 ; 2...Kg4 3.Kf2 ) 3.Ke2 f3+ 4.Kf2 Kf4 5.Kf1 Ke3 6.Ke1 f2+ 7.Kf1 Kf3 ] 2.Ke2 Ra2+ 3.Kf3 Ra3+ 4.Kf2 Kg4 5.Rg1+ Kf5 6.Rg8 1/2-1/2













(86) 8. Rook endgames
08.01.2012

1.a5 Rg6 [1...Rh1 2.Rd6+ Ka7 3.Kc4 ] 2.Ka4 Rg7 3.b5+ Ka7 4.a6 Kb6 5.Rd6+ Ka7 6.Ka5 Rg8 7.b6+ Ka8 8.a7 Kb7 9.Rd7+ Ka8 10.Ka6 Rg3 *













(87) 10. 1a Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

1.Qd1+ Kb2 2.Qd2+ Kb1 3.Qd3+ Kb2 4.Qb5+ Ka1 5.Ka7 1/2-1/2













(88) 10. 1b Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

5.Qd2 Kb1 6.Qb4+ Ka2 7.Qc3 Kb1 8.Qb3+ Ka1 9.Qxc2 1/2-1/2













(89) 10. 1c Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

1.Qe7+ Kf2 2.Qd6 Ke2 3.Qe5+ Kf2 4.Qd4+ Ke2 5.Qe4+ Kf2 6.Qd3 Ke1 7.Qe3+ Kd1 Key position 8.Kb7 Kc2 9.Qe2 Kc1 10.Qc4+ Kb2 11.Qd3 Kc1 12.Qc3+ Kd1 13.Kc6 Ke2 14.Qc2 Ke1 15.Qe4+ Kf2 16.Qd3 Ke1 17.Qe3+ Kd1 18.Kd5 Kc2 19.Qe2 Kc1 20.Qc4+ Kb2 21.Qd3 Kc1 22.Qc3+ Kd1 23.Kd4 Ke2 24.Qe3+ Kd1 25.Kc3 Kc1 26.Qxd2+ Kb1 27.Qb2# 1-0













(90) 10. 2 Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

1.Qh1+ Kf2 2.Qh2+ Ke3 [2...Kf1 3.Kf3 e1Q (3...e1N+ 4.Kg3 Ng2 5.Qxg2+ Ke1 6.Qe4+ Kd1 7.Kf3 Kc1 8.Qc4+ Kd1 9.Ke3 Ke1 10.Qe2# ) 4.Qg2# ] 3.Qf4+ Kd3 4.Qf3+ Kc2 5.Qxe2 Kc1 6.Qc4+ Kb2 7.Qd3 Kc1 8.Qc3+ Kd1 9.Kf3 Ke1 10.Ke3 Kf1 11.Qxd2 Kg1 12.Kf3 Kh1 13.Qg2# 1-0













(91) 10. 2 Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

1.Qh1+ Kf2 2.Qh2+ Ke3 [2...Kf1 3.Kf3 e1Q 4.Qg2# ] 3.Qf4+ Kd3 4.Qf3+ Kc2 5.Qxe2 Kc1 6.Qc4+ Kb2 7.Qd3 Kc1 8.Qc3+ Kd1 9.Kf3 Ke1 10.Ke3 Kf1 11.Qxd2 Kg1 12.Kf3 Kh1 13.Qg2# 1-0













(92) 10. 3 Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

1.Qe5+ Ka8 2.Qa1+ Kb8 3.Qa5 Ra7 [3...Re7 4.Qd8+ Ka7 5.Qxe7+ ; 3...Rh7 4.Qe5+ Ka7 5.Qe3+ Kb8 (5...Ka6 6.Qa3# ) 6.Qg3+ Ka7 7.Qg1+ Kb8 8.Qg8+ Ka7 9.Qxh7+ ; 3...Rb1 4.Qe5+ Ka7 5.Qd4+ Kb8 (5...Ka6 6.Qa4# ) 6.Qf4+ Ka7 7.Qf2+ Kb8 8.Qh2+ Ka7 9.Qa2+ Kb8 10.Qxb1+ ] 4.Qd8# 1-0













(93) 10. 4a Basic queen endgames - Rook vs queen draw
08.01.2012

1...Rg2+ 2.Kh4 Rh2+ 3.Kg5 Rg2+ 4.Kh6 Rh2+ 5.Kg7 Rg2+ 6.Kh8 Rh2+ 7.Kg8 1/2-1/2













(94) 10. 4b Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

Fortress Pawn on its second rank is a draw if it is not Rook's pawn. 1.Rg3 Ke4 2.Re3+ Kf4 3.Rg3 Qd5+ 4.Kf1 Qd2 5.Re3 Qc1+ 6.Kg2 Qd1 7.Rg3 Qe2 8.Re3 Qh5 1/2-1/2













(95) 10. 5a Basic queen endgames - Queen and a pawn v queen
08.01.2012

1.Qe6+ Kb2 2.Qe8 Qb4 3.f8Q Qc4+ 4.Qe2+ 1-0













(96) 10. 5a Basic queen endgames - Queen and a pawn v queen
08.01.2012

1.Qe6+ Kb2 2.Qe8 Qb4 3.f8Q Qc4+ 4.Qe2+ 1-0













(97) 10. 5b Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

1.Qd4+ Kb1 2.Qd8 Qb5 3.e8Q Qb4+ 4.Qd2 Qh4+ 5.Qf2 Qb4+ 6.Kf1 Qc4+ 7.Qee2 *













(98) 10. 5c Queen endgames
08.01.2012

1.Qf7 Qg3+ 2.Kf8 Qa3 3.Kg8 Qg3+ 4.Qg7+ Qxg7+ 5.Kxg7 1-0













(99) 8.10 Rook endgames - Rook vs two pawns
08.01.2012

1.Rd7 [1.Re7 d2 2.Rd7 e3 3.Kb7 e2 4.Rxd2 e1Q ] 1...Kg8 2.Kb7 Kf8 3.Kc6 Ke8 4.Rd4 Ke7 5.Kd5 e3 6.Rxd3 e2 7.Re3+ Kf7 8.Rxe2 1-0













(100) 8.10b Rook endgames
08.01.2012

1.Re2 [1.Ke6 f3 2.Rb2+ Ka6 3.Rb3 e2 ] 1...Kc6 2.Kf6 Kd5 3.Kf5 f3 4.Rxe3 f2 5.Rf3 1-0













(101) 8. 10c Rook endgames
08.01.2012

1.Ra3 Kg8 2.Rg3+ Kh7 3.Rh3+ Kg8 4.Rg3+ Kf8 5.Ra3 Ke8 6.Ke6 Kd8 7.Kd6 Kc8 8.Kc6 Kb8 9.Rb3+ Ka7 10.Ra3+ Kb8 11.Rb3+ 1/2-1/2













(102) 8. 3 Rook endgames - Natural is not winning
07.01.2012

1.Rd3! [1.Rd2 Also wins; 1.Rd1? Natural continuation is not winning 1...d4 2.Kd7 Kd5 3.Kc7 Kc5 4.Kd7 Kd5 5.Rd2 Kc4 6.Ke6 Kc3 7.Rd1 d3 8.Ke5 Kc2= 9.Rh1 d2 10.Ke4 d1Q 11.Rxd1 Kxd1 ] 1...d4 2.Rd1 Kd5 3.Kd7 Kc4 4.Kd6 d3 5.Ke5 Kc3 6.Ke4 d2 7.Ke3 Kc2 8.Rxd2+ *













(103) 8. 6c Rook endgames - Rook vs two pawns
07.01.2012

1.Rh8 Kf2 2.Rh2+ Kf1 3.Rh1+ Kf2 4.Kd2 Kg2 5.Re1 Kf3 6.Kxc2 [6.Rxe2 c1Q+ 7.Kxc1 Kxe2 ] 6...Ke3 7.Kc3 Kf2 8.Kd2 Kf3 9.Rxe2 1-0













(104) 8. 4b Rook endgames
08.01.2012

Black rook behind the pawn 1.a6 Kf6 2.Kf3 h5 3.Ke3 Kf5 4.f3 Ra3+ 5.Kd4 Rxf3 6.Rf8 Ra3 7.Rxf7+ Kg4 8.Rf6 Kxg3 9.Rxg6+ Kxh4 10.Kc5 Kh3 11.Kb6 h4 12.Rg5 Rxa6+! [12...Kh2 13.a7 h3 14.Ra5 Rxa5 15.Kxa5 Kg1 16.a8Q h2 17.Qa7+ Kg2 ; 12...Kh2 ] 13.Kxa6 Kh2 14.Kb5 h3 15.Kc4 Kh1 16.Kd3 h2 17.Rh5 Kg1 1/2-1/2













(105) 11.1 Past pawns - Gunst
1923

1.e7 Nxe7 2.d6 Kf8 [2...Nd5 3.d7 ; 2...f5 3.d7+- ] 3.d7+- *













(106) 11.2 Past pawns - Lapin
1930

1.g8Q Nf6+ 2.Kg5 Nxg8 3.d6+- g3 4.d7 g2 5.d8Q+ *













(107) 11.3 Past pawns
1921

1.Kf6 Kh5 2.g8Q Bxg8 3.Kg7 Kg5 4.h3 Kh5 5.h4+- Bd5 [5...Kg4 6.Kxg8 ] 6.h7 *













(108) 11.4 Past pawns - Isenger
1951

1.g7 Bxh7 2.h3 Kg6 3.h4 Kh6 4.h5+- *













(109) 11.5 Past pawns - Otten
1892

1.g5+ Bxg5 2.Ke4 Bh4 3.Kf3+- Bg5 4.a6 *













(110) 11 6 Past pawns - Stein
1792

1.Kc5 b6+ [1...Kb8 2.Kb6 Kc8 (2...Ka8 3.Kc7 Ka7 4.a6 bxa6 5.b6++- ) 3.Ka7 Kc7 4.b6+ Kc6 5.Ka8 Kb5 6.Kxb7+- ] 2.Kc6 bxa5 3.Kc7 a4 4.b6+ Ka8 [4...Ka6 5.b7 Kb5 6.b8Q++- ] 5.b7+ Ka7 6.b8Q+ Ka6 7.Qb6# *













(111) 11 7 Past pawns - Mandel-Johner
1930

1...Ng3+ 2.hxg3 hxg3+ 3.Kg1 Nf2 4.Rxf2 Rh1+ 5.Kxh1 gxf2-+ 0-1













(113) 3.2 Basic Knight endgames - Knight circuit
07.01.2012

1...Kc4 2.Na2 Kb3 3.Nc1+ Kb2 4.Nd3+ Kc2 [4...Kc3 5.Nc1 Kc2 6.Na2 Kb2 7.Nb4 Kb3 8.Nd3 a2 ] 5.Nb4+ Kb3 6.Nd3 1/2-1/2













(114) 3.2 Basic Knight endgames - Knight circuit
07.01.2012

1...Kc4 2.Na2 Kb3 3.Nc1+ Kb2 4.Nd3+ Kc2 [4...Kc3 5.Nc1 Kc2 6.Na2 Kb2 7.Nb4 Kb3 8.Nd3 a2 (8...Kc4 9.Nc1 ) ] 5.Nb4+ Kb3 6.Nd3 1/2-1/2













(115) 3.4 Basic Knight endgames - Chekhover: magic knight
07.01.2012

1...Kb3 [1...a5 2.Ka2 Ka4 3.Ne4 f5 4.Nc3+ Kb4 5.Nd5+ Kc5 (5...Kb5 6.Kxa3 h5 7.Kb3 h4 8.Nf4 a4+ 9.Kc3 a3 10.Kb3 Kc5 11.Kxa3 Kd4 ) 6.Ne7 f4 7.Ng6 f3 8.Ne5 f2 9.Nd3+ Kd4 10.Nxf2 h5 11.Kxa3 Ke3 12.Nh3 Kf3 13.Ka4 Kg3 14.Ng5 Kg4 15.Ne4 h4 16.Kxa5 Kf4 (16...h3 17.Nf2+ ) 17.Nf2 Kf3 18.Nh3= ; 1...Kc4 2.Ne4 f5 3.Nd6+ Kd4 4.Nxf5+ ] 2.Ne4 f5 3.Ng3 f4 4.Ne2 f3 5.Nd4+ Kb4 6.Nxf3 Kb3 7.Nh4= *













(116) Garry Kasparov (2831) - Magnus Carlsen (2484) [E92]
Reykjavik Rapid Reykjavik ISL (1.2), 18.03.2004

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.d4 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 exd4 8.Nxd4 c6 9.f3 Re8 10.Bf2 d5 11.exd5 cxd5 12.c5 Nc6 13.0-0 Nh5 14.Qd2 Be5 15.g3 Bh3 16.Rfe1 Ng7 17.Rad1 Rc8 18.Ndb5 a6 19.Nd6 Bxd6 20.cxd6 d4 21.Ne4 Bf5 22.d7 Bxd7 23.Bxd4 Nxd4 24.Qxd4 Nf5 25.Qxd7 Qb6+ 26.Kh1 Red8 27.Qa4 Rxd1 28.Qxd1 Qxb2 29.Qb1 Rc2 30.Qxb2 Rxb2 31.Bc4 Nd4 32.Re3 1-0













(117) 2. Basic Pawn endgames - Triangulation
06.01.2012

Triangulation is a technique used to put one's opponent in zugzwang. 1.Kd4 [1.Kd6 Kd8 2.c7+ Kc8= ] 1...Kd8 2.Kc4 Kc8 3.Kd5 Kd8 [3...Kc7 4.Kc5 Kc8 5.Kb6 ] 4.Kd6 Kc8 5.c7 Kb7 6.Kd7 Ka7 7.Kc6 [7.c8Q ; 7.c8R ] 7...Ka8 8.c8Q+ *













(118) 10. 4b Basic queen endgames
08.01.2012

Fortress Pawn on it's second rank is a draw if it is not Rook's pawn. 1.Rg3 Ke4 2.Re3+ Kf4 3.Rg3 Qd5+ 4.Kf1 Qd2 5.Re3 Qc1+ 6.Kg2 Qd1 7.Rg3 Qe2 8.Re3 Qh5 1/2-1/2



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