Weekly Endgame Column #2

Troitzky, from his treatment of the endgame 2N vs. pawns: White to move and win. You are welcome to try and solve the exercise before reading on.

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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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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Purchase a Signed Copy of My Books

Sharp Endgames was released on November 2nd, 2017. The book before that was The Secret Life of Bad Bishops (2014). If you live in the US, you can now purchase a signed copy (with an inscription of your choice) of these 2 books through my homepage, and I will mail them to you.

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