13 January 2012

Brilliant Endgame Studies Galore (V)

Round five ...

J. Rusinek
New Statesman, 1971
1st Prize
[2K5/2Pnk1P1/PP6/8/2b5/2n5/8/8]
  Draw(5+4)  
      1. a7!
1. g8=Q? Bxg8 2. a7 Ne4! 3. Kb7 Bd5+ 4. Ka6 Nd6
1. b7? Ne4
1. - Ba6+
1. - Ne4 2. Kb7 Nd6+ 3. Kc6 Bb5+ 4. Kd5 Nxb6+ 5. Kc5 Nd7+ 6. Kb4
2. b7 Ne4 3. g8=N+! Ke8! 4. Nf6+! Nexf6 5. a8=B!
5. a8=Q? Nd5
5. - Ne5! 6. Kb8 Nc6+ 7. Kc8 Bf1 8. b8=R!
8. b8=Q? Ba6+ 9. Qb7 Ne4 10. Qxa6 Nd6#
8. - Ba6+ 9. Rb7 and draws
9. Bb7? Ne4 10. Bxa6 Nd6#

V. Vlasenko
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1973
1st Prize
[3BK1k1/1b1PP3/8/7n/8/6P1/8/3n4]
  Draw(5+4)  
      1. Bb6! Ng7+ 2. Kd8 Ne6+ 3. Ke8 Bc6
3. - Nc3 4. d8=N!
4. Bd4! Bb5 5. g4 Bc6 6. g5 Bb5 7. g6 Ba4 8. Bh8! Ne3 9. g7 Bd1 10. d8=R!
10. d8=Q? Ba4+ 11. Qd7 Nd5 12. Qxa4 Nf6#
10. - Ba4+ 11. Rd7 and draws

G. Nadareishvili
Gruzija JT, 1971
1st Prize
[5R2/8/8/r7/1p6/8/p7/k2K1B2]
  Draw(3+4)  
      1. Bc4!
1. Kc2? Rc5+ 2. Kb3 Rc3+ 3. Kxb4 Kb2 4. Ra8 Rb3+ 5. Kc4 Ra3
1. Rb8? Kb2 2. Rxb4+ Ka3
1. - Rc5!
1. - Kb1 2. Rb8 Ra4 3. Bxa2+ Kxa2 4. Kc2
1. - Kb2 2. Rf2+ Kb1 3. Bd3+
2. Bg8!
2. Be6? Kb1 3. Rb8 Rc1+ 4. Kd2 Rc2+ 5. Kd1 a1=Q 6. Rxb4+ Rb2 7. Rc4 Rb6! 8. Rc1+ Kb2 9. Rxa1 Rd6+ 10. Ke2 Rxe6+
2. Bxa2? Kxa2
2. Rf4? Rxc4! 3. Rxc4 b3 4. Rc1+ Kb2
2. - Kb1 3. Rb8
3. Rf4? b3
3. Bh7+? Kb2
3. - Rc1+ 4. Kd2 Rc2+ 5. Kd1 a1=Q 6. Rxb4+ Rb2 7. Rc4! Rc2
7. - Rd2+ 8. Kxd2 Qa5+ 9. Ke2
8. Rb4+! and draws
8. Rxc2? Qd4+ 9. Rd2 Qg1+ 10. Ke2 Qxg8

O. Pervakov
Metsnjerba da Technika, 1990
2nd Prize
[2R3N1/8/2K5/8/8/2p1p1p1/8/4k3]
  Draw(3+4)  
      1. Nf6! e2! 2. Ne4 g2 3. Kd5!
3. Ra8? Kf1! 4. Ng3+ Kf2 5. Nxe2 Kxe2 6. Rg8 Kf2 7. Rf8+ Ke3 8. Re8+ Kd3 9. Rd8+ Kc4! 10. Rd1 c2 11. Rg1 Kd4
3. - g1=Q
3. - Kf1 4. Ng3+ Kf2 5. Nxe2 Kxe2 6. Re8+ Kd3 7. Rg8 c2 8. Rg3+
4. Ra8!
4. Rb8? c2
Kf1 5. Rf8+ Kg2 6. Rg8+ Kh1 7. Rh8+ Kg2
7. - Qh2 8. Ng3+ Kg1 9. Rxh2
8. Rg8+ Kf1 9. Rf8+ Ke1 10. Ra8 and draws

A.P. Kuznetsov
A. Motor
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1973
[1N6/p7/8/k1K5/2p1P3/1p1p4/1P6/8]
  Draw(4+5)  
      1. Nc6+! Ka4 2. Nb4!
2. Nd4? c3
2. - d2 3. Nd5 d1=N! 4. e5
4. Kxc4? Nxb2+ 5. Kc3 Nd1+ 6. Kd2 b2 7. Kc2 Ka3 8. Kb1 Kb3 9. e5 a5 10. e6 a4 11. e7 a3 12. e8=Q a2#
4. - c3 5. Nxc3+ Nxc3 6. Kd4! Nb5+
6. - Kb4 7. bxc3+ Kb5 8. Kd3 a5 9. c4+ Kc5 10. Kd2 Kc6 11. Kc3 a4 12. Kb2 Kc5 13. Kc3
7. Kc5 Nc7
7. - Ka5 8. e6 Nc7 9. e7 Ne8 10. Kc4 Kb6 11. Kxb3 Kb5 12. Ka3 Nc7 13. b4 a6 (13. - Kc6 14. Ka4 Kd7 15. Ka5 Kxe7 16. b5 Kd6 17. b6) 14. Kb3 Kc6 15. Ka4 Kd7 16. Ka5 Kxe7 17. Kb6 Kd7 18. Kb7
8. Kd6 Ne8+ 9. Ke7 Ng7 10. Kf6 Nh5+ 11. Kg5 Ng3 12. Kf4 Ne2+
12. - Kb5 13. Kxg3 a5 14. Kf4 a4 15. e6 Kc6 16. Ke5 a3 17. Kf6 axb2 18. e7 b1=Q 19. e8=Q+
13. Ke3 Nc3 14. Kd4 Ne2+ 15. Ke3 Ng3 16. Kf4 Nh5+ 17. Kg5 Ng7 18. Kf6 Ne8+ 19. Ke7 Nc7 20. Kd6 Nb5+ 21. Kc5 and draws

A. Troitzky
Shakhmatny Listok, 1925
[8/p3B2p/1P5P/3P4/5r2/3k4/8/6K1]
  Win(5+4)  
      1. b7! Rg4+ 2. Kf2 Rg8 3. d6 Kc4 4. d7 Kb5! 5. d8=Q Rxd8 6. Bxd8 Ka6 7. b8=B
7. b8=N+? Kb7 8. Nd7 Kc8 9. Nf6 Kxd8 10. Nxh7 Ke7! 11. Kf3 Kf7 12. Ng5+ Kg6 13. h7 Kg7 or 11. Kg3 Kf7 12. Kg4 Kg6
7. - Kb7 8. Be5 Kc8 9. Be7 Kd7 10. B7d6 Ke6 11. Kf3 a5 12. Kf4 a4 13. Ba3 Kf7 14. Kf5 Kg8 15. Kf6 Kh8 16. Kf7#

G. Nadareishvili
V. Smyslov
64-Shakmatnoe Obozrenie, 1986
[8/6pp/2k3p1/6K1/8/PP6/1P6/8]
  Win(4+4)  
      1. b4! Kb5 2. b3 Kb6 3. a4 Kc6 4. b5+ Kc5! 5. b4+ Kb6 6. Kg4 h6 7. Kf4 g5+ 8. Kf5! g6+ 9. Kg4 Kb7 10. a5 Kc7 11. b6+ Kc6 12. b5+ Kb7 13. Kf3 h5 14. Kg3 g4 15. Kf4 g5+ 16. Kg3 Kb8 17. a6 Kc8 18. b7+ Kc7 19. b6+ Kb8 20. Kg2 h4 21. Kf2 g3+ 22. Kf3 g4+ 23. Kg2 h3+ 24. Kxg3 and wins

L. Zoltan
Magyar Sakkélet, 1958
1st Prize
[6k1/8/2P1PRPp/1r5P/5p2/6p1/1P1Pb3/2n1K3]
  Win(8+7)  
      1. c7!
1. e7? Re5 2. c7 Bg4+
Rc5 2. e7 Bb5 3. Rc6! Re5+
3. - Nd3+ 4. Kf1 Nc1+ 5. d3! g2+ 6. Kf2 Nxd3+ 7. Kg1!
4. Kd1 Be2+ 5. Kxc1 Bg4 6. Re6! Rc5+ 7. Kb1 Bf5+ 8. d3!
8. Ka2? Bxe6+ 9. Ka3 Bd7
8. Ka1? Ra5#
Bxd3+ 9. Ka2 Bb5 10. Rc6! and wins

D. Gurgenidze
Molodost Gruzzi, 1970
4th Prize
[1k2b3/4p1rP/1P1pK3/1Pp2P2/Rp2P3/p2P4/2P5/b7]
  Win(9+9)  
      1. Ra8+!
1. h8=Q? Rg6+ 2. f6 Rxf6+ 3. Kd5 Rf5+ 4. e5 Rxe5+ 5. Kc4 Re4+ 6. d4 Rxd4+ 7. Kb3 Rd3+ 8. c3 Rxc3+ 9. Ka2 b3+ 10. Kxa3 b2+ 11. Ka2 b1=Q+ 12. Kxb1 Rc1+ 13. Kxc1 Bxh8 14. Rg4 Bf7
1. - Kb7! 2. Rb8+!
2. h8=Q? Rg6+ 3. f6 Rxf6+ 4. Kd5 Bf7#
2. - Kxb8 3. h8=Q Rg6+ 4. f6! Rxf6+ 5. Kd5 Rf5+ 6. e5! Rxe5+ 7. Kc4 Re4+ 8. d4! Rxd4+ 9. Kb3 Rd3+ 10. c3! Rxc3+ 11. Ka4! and wins
11. Ka2? b3+ 12. Kxa3 (12. Kxa1 Rc1#) b2+ 13. Ka2 b1=Q+ 14. Kxb1 Rc1+ 15. Kxc1 Bxh8 or 13. Ka4 Ra3+! 14. Kxa3 b1=N+

K. Sumbatjan
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1978
1st Prize
[2n2b2/8/8/8/2B5/5P2/1B3K2/7k]
  Win(4+3)  
      1. Be6!
1. Be5? Bd6
1. Ba6? Bc5+ 2. Kf1 Ne7 3. Be5 Nf5
1. - Bc5+
1. - Ne7 2. Be5 Ng6 3. Bg3 Bh6 4. f4 Nxf4 5. Bc8 Nh3+ 6. Kf1
2. Kf1 Bd6
2. - Nd6? 3. Be5
3. Bd4
3. Bxc8? Be5 4. Ba3 Bd6 5. Bc1 Bf4
3. - Ne7 4. Bg1 Bh2 5. Bc5 Bf4
5. - Ng6 6. f4 Bxf4 7. Bg1
6. Bxe7 Bd6 7. Bg5 Bf4 8. Bd5 Bxg5 9. f4+ Kh2 10. fxg5 and wins

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