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By Ian Snape

So much chess-players are all too painfully conscious of what number half-points or even complete issues they squander as a result of negative endgame play. despite the fact that, they generally tend to visualize that bettering their endgame play consists of an immense quantity of research of dry technical positions, and like to spend their time on different elements of the sport, probably within the unrealistic wish of heading off endgames completely. during this booklet, Ian Snape is helping them to take on endgames with extra self belief, in order that they stay up for taking part in them, and are extra prepared to simplify whilst this can be the easiest plan of action. the 1st half the e-book discusses the parts of endgame conception which are so much appropriate to functional good fortune. the second one part beneficial properties a hundred workouts for the reader to unravel, including complete options. all of the routines are taken from actual video games.

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19 Nfl To 19 N c4 Black would have replied 19 . . Re6. forcing the exchange sacrifice 20 Rxd6 and after 20 . . cxd6 2 1 Qf2 h e w o u l d have continued the attack by 21 . . f5 without its force being lesse ned. 19 20 Oxf3 Rd3 20 Od3 would be useless on account of 20 . . Oxd3. followed by 21 c4. Oxe4 20 21 Rd2 Oh4! 22 Rg2 Bh3 23 Of2 Black to move Position after 16 R d 1 16 • • • Nxg2! Because otherwise White would play 17 Nfl with a defendable position. 17 Kxg2 18 Kg1 Qh3+ Against 1 8 Kh 1 Bd6 19 f4 (so as to be able to save h i m s e l f after 1 9 .

Exd4 then 6 e 5 ! Against 5 d4 I had the intention of p l a y i n g 5 . . Bd6? but i s is evident that i n this case too W h i te would have remained with greater freedom of action. On the other h a n d the text move does not offer more than l i m ited difficulties. 5 Nge7 6 d3 The continuation given by B i l g u e r 6 d4 e x d 4 7 Bg5 O g 6 S B x e 7 N x e 7 9 cxd4 B b 6 1 0 Nc3 0-0 1 1 Bd3 does not, in my view, offer any danger to Black if he continues with 1 1 . . d6 12 e5 Oh6 etc. 6 h6 7 Nbd2 0-0 8 Ne4 Ng6 be 9 b4 B b 6 ( i f 9 .

R h 2 + 40 Kd 1 Rg2 41 b6 Rg8 42 b7 Rb8 43 Ke2 with the same result. 27 Rg3 Ra1+ 28 Kd2 bxe2 29 Kxe2 dxe4 Black's great effort has been translated i n to the gain of a pawn. B u t as t h i s pawn is doubled and his k i n g cannot stop W h i te's free b· pawn i n time, a d raw is the d e f i n ite conclusion. Page 48 Rf4 40 Kd3 Re7 41 b6 Rb7 42 Ke3 Kd5 43 Rb5+ Ke4 44 Rxf5 Rxb6 45 Rg6 Rxf7 Game 23 Phflidor's Defence 46 Kfl Kd5 Drawn 47 Re7 h5 48 Ra7 A s p l e n d i d effort by the Argen t i n i a n master.

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