Practical Chess Endings by Paul Keres

Practical Chess Endings by Paul Keres

Author:Paul Keres
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Pavilion Books

But not 1 d7? ♖e6+ 2 ♔f7 which would indeed win after 2 ... ♔d6? 3 ♖e8! but which only draws after 2 ... ♖f6+! 3 ♔g7 ♔e6 4 ♖e8+ ♔xd7.

1

...

♖xd6

2

♖h5+ wins.

This position is still won if we move it to the left, but it is clear that, one file to the right, it is drawn after 1 ♖h8 ♖xe6 2 ♖h5+ ♔g4 etc.

Diagram 415 is another position of practical value. White’s pieces are more effectively placed than in the preceding example, yet surprisingly enough Black to move can draw.



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