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Don’t miss my book presentation of Sharp Endgames at the Marshall Chess Club next Tuesday, December 5, at 7pm.
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I have added a new page to the blog with positions and solutions from the 3 exercises presented earlier this week, all stemming from Giri-Rapport 2017.
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This week: introduction to the endgame 2N vs. pawn. We shall learn two basic steps: 1) change the front and 2) release the reserve knight to attack and mate the king.
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Round 1 of the ongoing Fide Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca saw an interesting endgame between two world class players. I have worked with the endgame to show how I used and created material for my recent book on Sharp Endgames.
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From this day on, I will post a weekly endgame column on my blog. The positions are from new and old games, and endgame studies are included as well.
This week: The knights inability to lose a tempo, and how to compensate for that.
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This position arose in Lund – Yedidia, New York International 2017 (8). The game contains interesting DEB material as well as typical N vs. B endgame ideas.
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The Danish Championship is ongoing with the 5th round being played today. Mads Andersen looks like the clear favorite and is also leading the table with ½ point – this young GM is a complete player and is set to cross the 2600 barrier at some point.
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