Sharp Endgames From Giri-Rapport, Fide GP 2017 (1)

Giri-Rapport 2017. Position after 47…Nxd1. White to move and win. Play the position against a chess engine with 10’+30” Fischer time, corresponding to level 3 in my book.

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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Weekly Endgame Column #1

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.

V. Bron 1948: White to move and win.

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Game from the Danish Championship 2017

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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10 Exercise Questions to The Scotch Endgame

I have added further exercises to my blog – 10 questions to The Scotch Endgame can be found on this page.

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The Endgame Rook and Bishop vs. Rook

Recently, strong GM Matthew Sadler posted 3 articles on his excellent blog regarding this interesting endgame that occurs often in practical games. Even though many positions are drawn, the stronger side ends up winning anyway, due to the complexity of the positions.

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A Fascinating Endgame Study

Many chess players think that the endgame with 2 knights versus pawn(s) is a waste of time. But I like endgames in general, and the challenge of this endgame as perhaps the most difficult there is, was enough to make me dig into the books.

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