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g15713
Member since Sep-10-15 · Last seen Sep-22-17
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   Sep-22-17 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014
 
g15713: Position after 45...Kh7 [DIAGRAM] Karsten Muller and Yakov Konoval in their illustrious 2016 chess book, Understanding Rook Endgames, verified that by playing 46. Kc2 would have won - see page 30 diagram 2.11 <"46 ♔c2! stops the regrouping of Black's rook and wins; e.g., ...
 
   Sep-20-17 Portisch vs Petrosian, 1974
 
g15713: Thanks to FinalGen, a chess endgame tablebase generator for Windows, one now knows this is a loss for Black after 55...Rxf2? [DIAGRAM] 56. Ra8 Rb2 57. Kc5 Rc2+ 58. Kb5 Rb2+ 59. Ka6 Kg4 60. b7 Kxh4 61. b8Q Rxb8 62. Rxb8 is a tablebase win according to Shredder or 56. Ra8 Rb2 57. Kc5 ...
 
   Sep-19-17 M Krakops vs R Dautov, 1999
 
g15713: White to play [DIAGRAM] 50. Ra5+ (or even Rd6+) 50...Kc4 and now the decisive mistake was 51. Rxh5? as pointed out by user plang - see his post above. Quoting user plang: <"Muller published a drawing line 51 Rc5+..Kd3 52 Rxh5..Ke3 53 Ra5! (suggested by a reader of Muller's column
 
   Sep-17-17 Kasparov vs Anand, 2003
 
g15713: Position after White played 57. Kf3 Black to play [DIAGRAM] 57... Rc5! 58. Kxf4 Rxh5 leads to a tablebase draw according to Shredder while 57...Kh8?? was a blunder Found some analysis by GM Alterman and J.Doss on this game See the following link as a reference: ' ...
 
   Sep-16-17 J Gdanski vs A Graf, 2005
 
g15713: Position after black's 52 move, the black rook just took white's pawn on g5. White to move [DIAGRAM] According to FinalGen, a chess endgame tablebase generator for Windows, one now knows this is a draw for Black despite being a pawn down. Those with Lomonosov Endgame Tablebases for 7
 
   Sep-15-17 Rachels vs D Gurevich, 1989 (replies)
 
g15713: To me this was a fascinating rook endgame! As a follow-up I was looking for any analysis on this particular endgame and saw the following article on ChessPublishing from Poghosyan - a great endgame specialist especially on rook endings! Black to move [DIAGRAM] The only problem ...
 
   Sep-13-17 Anand vs Shirov, 2004
 
g15713: Position after white's 34 move, the white king took black's knight on h2 [DIAGRAM] According to FinalGen, a chess endgame tablebase generator for Windows, one now knows this is a win for White. Those with Lomonosov Endgame Tablebases for 7 pieces can verify this. I give a sample ...
 
   Sep-11-17 Grischuk vs Anand, 2007
 
g15713: The above website requires one to be a member; for those who are not here is a sample line for Black to draw 1... Re5! 2. Kxh6 Kf6! 3. Rb6 Rf5! 4. Rb1 Kxe6! 5. Kg6 Rf6+! 6. Kg7 Rf7+! 7. Kg8 Ra7 or Rc7 or Rd7 can be played
 
   Oct-29-15 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
 
g15713: In answer to mistreaver's comment: <csmath: 48. ...Kc7 49. Bxb3 axb3 50. Kxb3 Rxg2 51. Rxh4 Re2 52. a4 Rxe5 53. Kc4 Kb6 54. Rh6+ Kc7! [Ka5 loses] 55. a5 Kb7 56. h4 Re4+ 57. Kd5 Ra4 58. a6+ Ka7 59. h5 Rf4 60. Kxc5> "How ...
 
   Sep-20-15 Lombardy vs Zuckerman, 1978 (replies)
 
g15713: Diagram 40B on page 69 of Practical Rook Endings by Edmar Mednis White to play after 60...Kg7 [DIAGRAM] This position after Black’s 60th move 60…Kg7 was analyzed by popular and respected chess writer and American International Grandmaster, Edmar Mednis (1982), Practical Rook ...
 
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