27 January 2012

Brilliant Endgame Studies Galore (VII)

Here are the final ten endgame studies of this series.

M. Matous
Thèmes-64, 1985
1. Prize
[1k2n3/1p6/1P2nP2/7K/8/2B5/8/8]
  Win(4+4)  
      1. f7!
1. Be5+? Kc8 2. f7 Kd7
1. - Nd6
1. - N8g7+ 2. Kg6 Kc8 (2. - Nf8+ 3. Kxg7 Nd7 4. Kg6 Kc8 5. Kf5 Kd8 6. Bb4) 3. Bxg7 Kd7 4. Kf6 Kd6 5. Bh6 Kd7 6. Bc1 Nf8 7. Ba3 Nh7+ 8. Kf5 Kd8 9. Kg6
1. - N8c7 2. bxc7+ Kxc7 3. Bb4 Kd7 4. Kg6 b6 5. Kf6 b5 6. Ba3
2. Be5 Ka8 3. Bxd6 Nd8 4. f8=N Ne6 5. Nd7
5. Ng6? Nf4+
5. Nh7? Ng5 6. Nf6 Ne4 7. Ne8 Nf6+
5. - Nc5 6. Ne5
6. Nf6? Ne4
6. Nb8? Nd7
6. Nd7 7. Nc4 Ne5 8. Na3
8. Na5,d2,e3? Nc4
8. - Nc4 9. Nb5 Nxb6 10. Nc7+ Ka7
10. - Kb8 11. Nd5+ Ka7 12. Bc5
11. Bc5 and wins

A. Khachaturov
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1985
[k7/Bp6/1P6/Nn6/K7/8/8/8]
  Win(4+3)  
      1. Bb8! Nd6! 2. Bc7 Nc4! 3. Nb3 Nd2 4. Nc1!
4. Na1? Nb3 5. Nc2 Nd4 6. Nb4 Nc2 7. Na2 Nb4 8. Nc1 Nd3 9. Nb3? Nc5+
4. - Nb3 5. Na2! Nc1 6. Nb4 Nd3 7. Nc2 Nb4 8. Na1! Nc2 9. Nb3 Nd4 10. Na5 Nb3 11. Nxb7! Nc5+! 12. Kb5
12. Kb4? Na6+
12. - Nxb7 13. Kb4! and wins

V. Anufriev
B. Gusev
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1986
1st Prize
[8/6KP/6P1/8/3k4/8/p6B/b7]
  Draw(4+3)  
      1. Kg8!
1. h8=Q? Ke4+ 2. Kg8 Bxh8 3. Kxh8 a1=Q+ 4. g7 Kf5 5. Kh7 Qa7 6. Kh8 Qd4 7. Kh7 Qh4+
1. Bg3? Ke4+ 2. Kg8 Kf5 3. g7 Bxg7 4. Kxg7 a1=Q+
a) 1. - Ke4 2. Bd6! Kf5
2. - Bb2 3. Ba3 a1=Q 4. Bxb2 Qa8+ 5. Kg7 Qb7+ 6. Kg8 (6. Kh6? Qxb2 7. g7 Qf6+) Qb8+ 7. Kf7 Qxb2 8. g7 or 3. - Bc3 4. Bb4 Bd4 5. Bc5 Be5 6. Bd6 Be5 7. Bf6 Be7
3. Bf8 Bh8
3. - Kxg6 4. h8=Q Bxh8 5. Bg7 Bxg7
4. g7
4. Kxh8? a1=Q+ 5. Kg8 Kxg6 6. h8=Q Qa2# or 5. g7 Kxg6 6. Kg8 Qa2+ 7. Kh8 Qb2 8. Kg8 Qb3+ 9. Kh8 Qc3 10. Kg8 Qc4+ 11. Kh8 Qd4 12. Kg8 Qd5+ 13. Kh8 Qe5 14. Kg8 Qh5! 15. h8=N+ Kf6 16. Bb4,a3 Qd5+ 17. Kh7 Qe4,d3+
4. - a1=Q 5. gxh8=N!
5. gxh8=Q? Qa2+ 6. Kg7 Qb2+ 7. Kg8 Qb3+ 8. Kg7 Qc3+ 9. Kg8 Qc4+ 10. Kg7 Qd4+ 11. Kg8 Qd5+ 12. Kg7 Qe5+ 13. Kg8 Qe6+ 14. Kg7 Qg6#
5. - Qa2+ 6. Nf7!
6. Kg7? Qe6 7. Ba3 Qe5+ 8. Kg8 Kf6 or 7. Nf7 Qg6+
6. - Kg6 7. h8=N+
b) 1. - Kd5 2. Bf4!
2. Bg3? Bb2
2. - Ke6
2. - Bb2 3. Bc1
2. - Bc3 3. Bd2
2. - Bd4 3. Be3
2. - Bf6 3. Bg5
2. - Bh8 3. Kxh8 a1=Q+ 4. Kg8 (4. g7? Ke6)
3. Bh6! Kf5
3. - Bc3 4. h8=Q Bxh8 5. g7
3. - Bh8 4. Kxh8 a1=Q+ 5. Kg8
4. g7
and draws

A. Kazantsev
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1949
[8/4pK2/4Pb1P/3P4/p2k4/n7/8/8]
  Draw(4+5)  
      1. d6! Nb5!
1. - Nc4 2. dxe7 Ke5 3. e8=N Bh8 4. h7! a3 5. Kg8 Kxe6 6. Kxh8 Kf7 7. Nd6+! Kf8 8. Nxc4 a2 9. Ne5! a1=R 10. Nd7+ Kf7 11. Ne5+ Kf6 12. Nd7+
2. dxe7
2. d7? Nd6+ 3. Kg8 Nb7
2. - Ke5 3. e8=N!
3. e8=Q? Nd6+
3. - Bh8 4. Kg8 Kxe6 5. Kxh8 Kf7 6. h7! a3
4. h7 a3 5. Kg8 Kxe6 6. Kxh8 Kf7 works as well. Too bad!
7. Nd6+ Kf8! 8. Nxb5 a2 9. Nd4!
9. Nc3? a1=R! 10. Nb5 Kf7 11. Nc7 Ra7 12. Ne8 Rd7 13. Nd6+ Kg6
9. - a1=R! 10. Ne6+ Kf7 11. Nd8+! Kg6 12. Kg8 Ra8 13. h8=N+! Kf6 14. Nhf7 and draws

V. Halberstadt
Suomen Shakki, 1950
3rd Honourable Mention
[5k1B/1N5K/2N1p3/8/8/r7/8/8]
  Win(4+3)  
      1. Bg7+! Ke8
1. - Kf7 2. Nd6#
2. Nd6+ Kd7 3. Ne5+ Ke7
3. - Kd8 4. Bf6+ Kc7 5. Nb5+
3. - Kd6 4. Nc4+
4. Bf8+ Kd8
4. - Kf8 5. Ng6#
4. - Kf6 Ne8+ and 5. Bxa3
5. Nc6+!
5. Nb7+,Ndf7+? Ke8 6. Bxa3 stalemate
5. - Kd7 6. Nb8+ Kd8 7. Nb,f7+ and wins

A. Kuznetsov
O. Pervakov
October Revolution JT, 1987
1st/2nd Prize
[8/5k2/b5p1/3n2P1/6P1/p7/P1B3N1/7K]
  Win(6+5)  
      1. Bb3! Ke6 2. Nf4+ Kd6!
2. - Ke5 3. Nxg6+ Kd4 4. Kg2 Ne3+ 5. Kg3
3. Bxd5
3. Nxg6? Ne3! 4. Nf4 Ke5 5. g6 Nxg4 6. g7 Nh6 7. Ng2 Bb7 8. g8=Q Nxg8 9. Bxg8 Bd5 10. Bxd5 Kxd5 11. Kg1 Kd4 12. Kf2 Kc3 13. Ke2 Kb2 14. Kd2 Kxa2 15. Kc2 Ka1
3. - Ke5! 4. Ne6! Bc8
4. - B~ 5. Bb3
4. - Kxd5 5. Nc7+
5. Nc7 Kd6! 6. Na8! Bxg4
6. - Kxd5 7. Nb6+
6. - Bd7 7. Nb6
6. - Ba6 7. Kh2
7. Nb6
7. Bf7? Bf3+
7. Be4,g2? Be6
7. - Kc5 8. Nc4! Be2!
8. - Bd1 9. Bf7 Bb3 10. Nd6
8. - Kxd5 9. Ne3+
9. Ne3 Kd4 10. Ng2! Kxd5 11. Nf4+ and wins
Very nice roundtrip by the white knight.

V. Kondratjev
A. Kopnin
Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1988
1st Prize
[8/8/8/8/P7/2r3p1/7B/3k1K2]
  Draw(3+3)  
      1. Bg1! Rc2 2. Ba7
2. Bd4? g2+ 3. Kg1 Rc4 4. Bf2 Rg4 5. a5 Ke2 6. a6 Kf3 7. a7 Ra4
2. - g2+ 3. Kg1 Rc7 4. Bf2
4. Bb8? Rg7 5. a5 Rg8 6. Bh2,c7,d6,e5 Ke2 7. a6 Kf3 8. a7 Rh8,c8,d8,e8
4. - Rg7 5. a5 Ke2 6. a6 Kf3 7. a7 Rg8 8. Bg3! Rh8 9. Bh2 Re8 10. Be5 Rd8 11. Bd6 Rc8 12. Bc7 Ra8 13. Bb8 and draws

O. Pervakov
Moscow Sports Committee Ty, 1986
4th Prize
[8/k5p1/2Pb4/8/7p/4K3/3B4/8]
  Draw(3+4)  
      1. Kf2!
1. Kf3? h3 2. Bh6 gxh6! 3. Kf2 Bh2! 4. Kf3 h5!
1. - h3! 2. Bh6! g6
2. - gxh6 3. Kg1
3. Be3+!
3. Kf3? Kb6! 4. Be3+ Kxc6 5. Bg1 Kd5 6. Kg4 Ke4! 7. Kxh3 Kf3 8. Kh4 Bf4
3. - Ka6 4. Kf3 Kb5 5. Bg1! Kxc6
5. - h2 6. Bxh2 Bxh2 7. Kg4
6. Kg4 Bc5! 7. Bh2! and draws
7. Kxh3? Bxg1 8. Kg4 Be3

V. Jakimtsjik
64, 1969
5th Commendation
[8/3P1P2/6R1/b7/8/3k1q2/8/K7]
  Draw(4+3)  
      1. Rg3!
1. d8=Q+? Kc2 2. Qc8+ Bc3+ 3. Ka2 Qd5+
1. - Qxg3 2. d8=Q+!
2. f8=Q? Bc3+! 3. Kb1 Qe1+ 4. Ka2 Qa1+ 5. Kb3 Qb2+ 6. Ka4 Qa2+ 7. Kb5 Qa5+ 8. Kc6 Qa6+ 9. Kc7 Be5+ 10. Kd8 Qa8+ 11. Ke7 Bd6+
2. - Kc2!
2. - Bxd8 3. f8=Q
3. Qd1+
3. Qc8+? Bc3+ 4. Ka2 Qe5!
3. - Kxd1 4. f8=Q Qe5+!
4. - Qd3+ 5. Ka2 Bc3 6. Qf4 Qd5 7. Ka3 Kc2 8. Qh2; 5. Qb8 draws as well
5. Ka2
5. Kb1? Qb5+ 6. Ka2 Kc2 7. Qf2 Bd2
5. - Kc2 6. Qb4!
6. Qf2+ Bd2 7. Qb6 Qd5+ 8. Ka3 Qa8+
6. - Qd5+ 7. Ka1 Qe5,h1+ 8. Ka2 Qd5+ 9. Ka1 Kd3 10. Qb1+ and draws

L. Olmutski
Socialistinja Karkivtsjna, 1964
1st Prize
[8/8/8/k7/8/2R4R/1p1p3K/8]
  Win(3+3)  
      1. Ra3+! Kb4 2. Rab3+ Kc4
2. - Ka4 3. Rbg3!! d1=Q 4. Rh4+ Kb5 5. Rg5+ Kc6 6. Rh6+ Kd7 7. Rg7+
3. Rhc3+ Kd4 4. Rd3+ Kc4 5. Rbc3+! Kb4
5. - Kb5 6. Rd8
6. Rc7!!
6. Rc8? b1=Q 7. Rd7 Qe4!
6. - b1=Q 7. Rd8!! Qe4
7. - d1=Q 8. Rb8+ Ka3 9. Ra7+ Qa4 10. Rxa4+ Kxa4 11. Rxb1
8. Rb8+ Ka3 9. Ra7+ Qa4 10. Rxa4+ and wins

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