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aginis
Member since Aug-04-04 · Last seen Jul-13-13
I'm 21 and I've been playing chess for 13 years. I absolutely love it. below are some favorite endgame puzzles.

white: Kd5 Pa6 Pf5
black: Kf4 Pa7 Pf6
white to play and win
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white:Kg6 Pf7
Black:Kh1 Re6
white (who is in check) to play and win.
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White: Kd8 Ph2 Pb5
Black: Ka7 Pa6 Pb7
white to play and win
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White :Kc6 Rd1
Black :Kc8 g2 f2

White to play and draw (this one is pretty famous but i like it anyways.)

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   aginis has kibitzed 232 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-24-09 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
 
aginis: <once> i was just wondering why Carlsen didn't play Bxc3 over Nxc3 even if he missed the better 38...Ra5
 
   May-02-09 Z Varga vs Z Gyimesi, 2005 (replies)
 
aginis: < chessgames.com: Although the initial move is fairly easily to guess, we decided to make this a Saturday Puzzle because 26...Qd5+! is an only-move. To play into 26...Ra8+? 27.Kb2!, or 26...Be6+? 27.d5!, or anything else, would be throwing the win away.> i think black still ...
 
   Oct-30-08 Keitlinghaus vs T Fogarasi, 1996 (replies)
 
aginis: 18.Rc6 Re8+ 19.Kd1 Qa5 how to continue?
 
   Feb-29-08 A Colovic vs W Arencibia, 2004 (replies)
 
aginis: I liked 32.Qc5+ any 33.exd6+ and white has a very strong attack. most lines i checked lead to mate or huge loss of material.
 
   Dec-23-07 Nunn vs A Greenfeld, 1988 (replies)
 
aginis: looking for some input on the "cancelled" puzzle Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1988 thanks
 
   Dec-23-07 Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1988 (replies)
 
aginis: ok so maybe i'm missing something but 25.Qh6 looks very strong to me. white is threatening Nxg6, Rd3-Nf5 and Nf3-Ng5-Qxh7 or some combination thereof. how does black defend all three?
 
   Dec-21-07 Gipslis vs A Sygulski, 1987 (replies)
 
aginis: I didn't see the line played but when i looked at the board i saw the B sack as immediately sound because 22.Bxh6 gxh6?? 23.Qd2 (perhaps not as good as Nf6+ followed by Nh4 but easier to spot and analyze) Now if black protects the N then 24.Qxh6 followed by 25.Nf6 is an easy win for
 
   Jun-17-07 T Rakic vs I Nemet, 1966 (replies)
 
aginis: i think 23...Rxb2 wins as well (although slowly) 23...Rxb2 24.axb3 (Bh3 Be6 Bxe6 Rxe6 ) Bc5+ 25.Rxc5 Re1+ 26.Bf1 bxc5 and white must lose a piece to free up his position.
 
   Jun-06-07 Tiviakov vs V Arbakov, 1989 (replies)
 
aginis: i think what fezzik means is 64.Qe3 Qg4! (nice find marcwordsmith btw) 65.Qe7+ Kg8 66.Qe8+ Kh7 68.Qxf7+ Kh6 69.Qf8+ Kh7 70.Qe7+ Kh6 71.f7 there is no perpetual because white just moves his king to take the 'a' pawn and then marches up the board with his pawns to queen.
 
   May-12-07 H Karner vs A Bandza, 1985 (replies)
 
aginis: i think 18...Qh4+ 19.Kg1 Nf3+ 20.gxf3 Rd5 transpose into the same position.
 
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