October 27, 2013 18:19

Weekly Endgame Study (344)

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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M. Zinar 2012

PGN string

White to play and win

Last week's solution:

PGN string


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Frits Fritschy's picture

So I got lost in variations! Sometimes it's very nice to be proven wrong.

choufleur's picture

disappointing solution ...

Siniša Habijanec's picture

If you have 1.h4 in mind, think twice, because this move leads to a draw.

1.h4? cxd5 2.h5 d4 3.h6 d3 4.h7 d2+ 5.Kxd2 Kb1 6.h8Q a1Q 7.Qxa1 Kxa1 8.Kc2 (8.Kc1 a2 9.g4 c5 10.g5 c4 11.g6 c3 12.g7 c2 13.g8Q Kxc2 =) a2 9.g4 c5 10.g5 c4 11.g6 c3 12.Kxc3 (12.Kc1 c2 =) Kb1 13.g7 a1Q+ 14.Kc4 Qxg7 -+

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