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.
I will give the solution later this week. By doing so, I will focus on Critical Moments and the 16 parameters connected to them. The solutions will be extensive and reflect how I work with the material in my book.
Working with material as the position above, I will produce extra exercises if it makes sense. You might try to solve the main exercise and think ‘what if White or Black played this…’, and thus the extra exercises are a way to get the most out of the position. However, I only include extra exercises if I believe them to produce something different from the main exercise.
Here are 2 examples of extra exercises that work:
The last position is of course a clue to the main exercise (don’t play 1.h4?), which is why I would place it in a different chapter in the book. Good luck with the 3 exercises!
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