22 July 2011

Brilliant Endgame Studies Galore (III)

Round three! I hope you're not tired, yet.

A. Kazantsev
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1950
2nd Prize
[k7/8/4p3/7P/8/3P4/1Bb4P/K7]
  Win(5+3)  
      1. Bh8!!
1. Ba3? Bxd3 2. Kb2 Be4 3. Kc3 e5! 4. Kc4 Kb7 5. Kc5 Kc7
1. - Kb7
1. - e5 2. Kb2 Bxd3 3. Kc3 Be4 4. Bxe5 Kb7 5. Kd4
2. Kb2 Bxd3 3. Kc3 Bf5 4. Kd4 Kc6 5. Ke5 Kd7 6. Kf6 Ke8 7. Kg7! e5 8. h6! e4 9. h7 e3 10. Kh6 e2 11. Bc3 and wins

G. Zachodjakin
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1951
1st Prize
[8/4Bk2/8/pK5R/8/8/p3n1P1/8]
  Draw(4+4)  
      1. Rh7+!
1. Rh1? Nc3+ 2. Kxa5 Nb1
1. Re5? Nc3+
1. - Ke6!
1. - Kg6 2. Rh6+ Kxh6 3. Bf6
2. Rh1 Nc3+ 3. Ka6!
3. Kxa5? Nb1 4. Re1+ Kf7 5. Bd6 a1=Q+
3. Kb6? Nb1 4. Re1+ Kf7 5. Bd6 a1=Q 6. Re7+ Kg6 7. Re6+ Kf5 8. Re5+ Kf6 9. Rxa5 Qb2+
3. - Nb1 4. Re1+! Kf7!
4. - Kf5? 5. Rf1+ Ke6 6. Bf6
5. Bd6!!
5. Rf1+? Kxe7
5. - a1=Q 6. Re7+ Kg6
6. - Kf6 7. Be5+
6. - Kf8 7. Re6+ Kf7 8. Re7+ Kg6 9. Re6+
6. - Kg8 7. Re8+
7. Re6+ Kf5
7. - Kh5 8. Re5+ Kg4 9. Re4+ Kf5 10. Re5+
8. Re5+ Kf6
8. - Kf4 9. Rxa5+
9. Rxa5 Qd4 10. Be5+ draw.

J. Fritz
Sachové Umenie, 1951
[8/3n3B/8/N7/4K3/8/8/1k6]
  Win(3+2)  
      1. Bf5 Nb6
1. - Nf6+ 2. Ke5+
1. - Nc5+ 2. Kd4+
1. - Nf8 2. Ke5+
1. - Nb8 2. Bc8 Kb2 3. Kd4 Ka3 4. Kc5 Ka4 5. Nc4
2. Kd4+ Kc1
2. - Kb2 3. Kc5 Na4+ 4. Kb4 Nc3 5. Nc4+
2. - Ka1 3. Kc5 Na4+ 4. Kb4 Nb2 5. Nb3+ Ka2 6. Bc2
2. - Ka2 3. Kc5 Na4+ 4. Kb4 Nb2 5. Bc2 Ka1 6. Nb3+ Ka2 7. Nc1+ Ka1 8. Ne2 Ka2 9. Nc3+
Ka1 10. Be4
3. Kc5 Na4+
3. - Na8 4. Kc6
4. Kb4 Nb2
4. - Nb6 5. Be6 Na8 6. Kc5 Nc7 7. Bf7 Na6+ 8. Kb5 Nc7+ 9. Kb6 Na8+ 10. Kb7
5. Ka3 Nd1 6. Nb3#

V. Korolkov
Lelo, 1951
1st Prize
[2b4k/8/5Pr1/5N2/8/8/8/K1B5]
  Win(4+3)  
      1. f7
1. Bb2? Rxf6
1. - Ra6+
1. - Rf6 2. Bb2
1. - Rg8 2. fxg8=Q+ Kxg8 3. Ne7+
2. Ba3!
2. Kb1? Bxf5+
2. Kb2? Rf6
2. - Rxa3+ 3. Kb2 Ra2+ 4. Kc1!
4. Kxa2? Be6+
4. Kc3? Rc2+ 5. Kb4 Rc4+ 6. Kb5 Ba6+! 7. Kxa6 Rc8
4. - Ra1+
4. - Rc2+ 5. Kd1!
5. Kd2
5. Kb2? Rb1+ 6. Kc3 Rb3+ 7. Kd4 Rd3+ 8. Kxd3 Bxf5+
5. - Ra2+ 6. Ke3 Ra3+ 7. Kf4 Ra4+ 8. Kg5 Rg4+ 9. Kh6!
9. Kxg4? Bxf5+ 10. Kxf5 Kg7 11. Ke6 Kf8 12. Kf6 stalemate
9. Kh5? Rg8 10. Ne7 Rf8 11. Ng6+ Kg7
9. - Rg8
9. - Rg6+ 10. Kxg6 Bxf5+ 11. Kf,h6
10. Ne7 Be6
10. - Rf8 11. Ng6#
11. fxg8=R,Q+!
11. Ng6+? Rxg6+ 12. Kxg6 Bxf7+
11. - Bxg8 12. Ng6#

A. Kazantsev
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1953
1st Prize
[K5b1/P2p4/7P/1R1P3B/k7/6q1/1P6/8]
  Win(7+4)  
      1. Rb7!
The threat is 2. Bd1+ Ka5 3. b4+ Ka6 4. Be2#
1. - Qe5 2. Bd1+!
2. h7? Bxd5 3. Bd1+ Ka5 4. b4+ Ka6 5. Be2+ Qxe2 6. h8=Q Bxb7+ 7. Kb8 Qb5
2. Bg6? Ka5!
2. - Ka5 3. b4+ Ka6 4. Be2+! Qxe2 5. Kb8 Qe5+ 6. Kc8! Qe8+ 7. Kc7 Bxd5
7. - Qe5+ 8. d6 Qxd6+ (8. - Qc3+ 9. Kb8) 9. Kxd6 Kxb7 10. a8=Q+ Kxa8 11. Kc7 and the b-pawn queens.
7. - d6 8. a8=Q+ Qxa8 9. Rb6+ Ka7 10. b5 Qd8+ 11. Kxd8 Kxb6 12. Kd7 Kxb5 13. Kxd6 Kc4 14. Ke5 Kc5 15. d6 Kc6 16. Kf6! Bh7 17. Ke7
8. a8=Q+! Qxa8 9. Rb6+ Ka7 10. b5! Bb7
10. - Qc,d8+ 11. KxQ Kxb6 12. h7
10. - Qb7+ 11. Rxb7+ Bxb7 12. h7
11. Ra6+! Bxa6 12. b6#

V. Chekhover
Vecherni Leningrad, 1954
2nd Prize
[5K1k/8/8/8/8/7B/5pPP/5b2]
  Draw(4+3)  
      1. Ke7! Kg7 2. Kd6!
2. Kd8? Kf6 3. Kc7 Kg5 4. Kd6 Kh4 5. Bd7 (5. Ke5 B~ 6. g3+ Kxh3) Bxg2 6. Bb5 Kh3 7. Ke5 Kxh2 8. Kf4 Kg1 9. Kg3 Bf1 10. Bd7 Bc4 11. Bh3 Bd5 12. Kf4 Bg2
2. - Kf6 3. Kc5!
3. Kc7? Kg5
3. - Ke5
3. - Kg5 4. Kd4 Kh4 5. Ke3
4. Kb6!
4. Kb4? Kd4 5. Ka3,5 Kc3,5 6. Ka2,4 Bc4+,b5+
4. - Kd6
4. - Kd4 5. Ka7,c7 Ke3 6. Kb6 Kd2 7. Kc5 Ke1 8. Kd4 Be2 9. g3 Bf1 10. Bd7 Bg2 11. Bb5 Bf3 12. Ke3
5. Ka7!
5. Ka5? Kc5
5. - Kc7 6. Ka8! Kb6 7. Kb8 Kc5 8. Kc7 Kd4 9. Kd6 Ke3 10. Ke5 Kd2
11. Kd4 Ke1 12. Ke3
and draws.

A. Wotawa
Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1954
[8/6P1/1k6/8/1B6/1P6/3R2K1/1r5r]
  Win(5+3)  
      1. Kg3!
1. Rd7? Rhg1+
1. Kf3? Rh3+ 2. Kg4 Rh7!
1. Ba5+? Kxa5 2. Ra2+ Kb6! 3. Kg3 (3. Kf3 Rh3+) Rxb3+ 4. Kg2 (4. Kf2 Rh2+) Rbh3! 5. g8=Q (5. Rb2+ Ka7! 6. g8=Q R3h2+ 7. Kf3 Rxb2 8. Qg7+ Rb7) R1h2+
1.- Rxb3+ 2. Kg2 Rbb1
2. - Rhh3 3. Bd6
3. Ba5+! Ka6 4. Bb6! Kxb6 5. Rb2+ Rxb2+ 6. Kxh1 Rb1+ 7. Kg2 Rb2+ 8. Kf3 Rb3+ 9. Kf4 Rb4+ 10. Kf5 Rb5+ 11. Kf6 and wins.

G. Nadareishvili
Lelo, 1950
2nd Prize
[7K/2p5/4p3/2p2kPP/8/4P3/2b5/4n3]
  Win(4+6)  
      1. g6 Kf6!
1. - e5 2. g7 Bb3 3. h6 Nf3 4. h7 Nh4 5. g8=Q Ng6+ 6. Kg7
2. g7 Bh7! 3. e4!
3. Kxh7? Nf3 4. g8=Q Ng5+ 5. Qxg5+ Kxg5 6. h6 c4 7. Kg7 c3 8. h7 c2 9. h8=Q c1=Q 10. Qh6+ Kg4 (10. - Kf5? 11. e4+) 11. Qxe6+ Kf3 12. Qf5+ Ke2 (12. - Kxe3 13. Qg5+) 13. e4 c5
3. - Nf3 4. e5+! Nxe5 5. Kxh7 Nf3 6. g8=Q Ng5+ 7. Qxg5+!
7. Kh8? Nf7+ 8. Kh7 Ng5+ 9. Kh6 Nf7+
7. - Kxg5 8. h6 c4
8. - Kf6 9. Kg8
9. Kg7 c3 10. h7 c2 11. h8=Q c1=Q 12. Qh6+ and wins.

A. Kuznetsov & B. Sacharov
Troitzky Memorial Tourney, 1956
3rd Honourable Mention
[8/2K2p2/8/8/2P5/2P2P2/7k/1b6]
  Draw(4+3)  
      1. c5!
1. Kd6? Kg3 2. Ke5 f5 3. c5 f4! 4. c4 (4. c6 Bd3) Kxf3 5. c6 Kg4 6. c7 Bf5 or 3. f4 Kg4 4. c5 Be4 5. c4 Ba8 6. Kd6 Kxf4 7. c6 Ke4! 8. c7 Bb7 9. c5 Kd4 10. c6 Ba6 11. Kd7 Kd5
1. - Kg3
1. - Bf5 2. Kd8! Bh3 3. c6 f5 4. c7 f4 5. c8=Q Bxc8 6. Kxc8 Kg3 7. c4 Kxf3 8. c5
2. c6 f5
2. - Kxf3 3. Kd6! Bd3 4. c7 Ba6 5. Ke5! Bc8 6. Kf6 Be6 7. c8=Q Bxc8 8. Kxf7
3. f4!
3. Kd6? Bd3 4. c7 Ba6
3. - Kxf4 4. Kb6! Ba2 5. c4! Bxc4 6. Kc5 Be6
6. - Bf1 7. Kb6!
6. - Ba2 7. Kd6!
7. Kd6 Bc8 8. Kc7 Ba6 9. Kb6 Bc4 10. Kc5 Ba6 11. Kb6 Bc8 12. Kc7 Be6 13. Kd6 Bc4 14. Kc5 Draw!

E. Dobrescu
Problem, 1966
3rd Prize
[8/6K1/3p4/5p2/8/8/2P1B3/2k5]
  Win(3+3)  
      1. Bd3
1. c4? Kd2 2. Bf1 Kc,e3 3. Kf6 Kd4 followed by 4. - Kc5 and 5. - d5
1. - f4 2. Kf6!
2. Kg6? d5 3. Kf5 f3 4. Ke5 f2 5. c3 Kb2 6. Kd4 Kb3
2. - f3
2. - Kd2 3. Kf5 f3 4. Ke4 f2 5. c4
3. c4
3. Kf5? d5
3. - Kd2 4. Bf1 Ke3 5. Ke7!!
5. Ke6? Kf2 6. Bh3 Kg3 7. Bf5 Kf4 8. Bd3 Ke3 9. Bf1 Kf2 10. Bh3 Kg3 11. Bf5 Kf4 12. Kf6 Ke3
5. - Kf2 6. Bh3
6. Bd3? Ke3
6. - Kg3 7. Bf5 Kf4 8. Ke6!
8. Bd3? Ke3
8. - f2 9. Bd,h3 Ke,g3 10. Bf1 and wins.

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