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woldsmandriffield
Member since Dec-21-18 · Last seen Dec-12-19
Like endgames, tactics and anecdotes.

   woldsmandriffield has kibitzed 540 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-19 Marjanovic vs M Rivas Pastor, 1982
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] White draws if he can exchange the Rook for the dark squared Bishop OR exchange the Rook for the light squared Bishop AND force a pawn recapture. Incredibly, 60 Kb3!! conspires to bring this about. Letís consider four lines. A) 60..Kc6(!) 61 Rh2! (61 Rf3? Be1 62 ...
 
   Dec-11-19 Van der Wiel vs M Rivas Pastor, 1982
 
woldsmandriffield: The two monarchs were a bit merry (drunk) in this one. [DIAGRAM] 48..Kh7 the King goes into hiding: he should come out and fight! 48..Kf7! biffs the Rook: 49 Rb6 Ra5 50 Kf4 Ke7 51 Ke4 Kd7 52 Kd4 Kc7 (biff!) 53 Rg6 Kb8 54 Kc4 Ka7 55 Kb4 Rxa6! = [DIAGRAM] 52 Kd6 stumbled ...
 
   Dec-11-19 M Albano vs G Laco, 1972
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] An innocent looking position but one move later Black was lost! 69 Re6 Rd7? and after this passive choice the rest was straightforward. Instead, 69..Rc7 70 Kd3 Rc6 is a stone cold draw.
 
   Dec-11-19 M Albano vs D Metras, 1968
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Things look bleak for Black as the Bishop is completely tied up preventing the a-pawn from Queening. Time, however, was of the essence. Either 64 Rb2 followed by Rb7 or 64 Rc2 followed by Rc7 is decisive. White, however, prevaricated with 64 Kf1? allowing a ...
 
   Dec-11-19 S Ernst vs M Ferguson, 2006
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Horrendous ordeal for Ferguson trying to defend this ending against Ernst (a very strong endgame player). Black must not allow the White King to penetrate. And the only move to stop this was 142..Kg7 because 143 Rb7+ can be met by 143..Kh6. Instead, 142..Rc3? 143
 
   Dec-10-19 Jeno Ban
 
woldsmandriffield: When I first got into chess around age 14 I found two books on the game in the local public library. The first was Fred Reinfeldís Best Games of Tarrasch and the other was Jeno Banís Tactics of the Endgame. I took the Tarrasch out first and enjoyed it. There were some nice
 
   Dec-10-19 Fine vs F Reinfeld, 1940
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] The position is lost but 62..Kd5 63 Kb4 Rb8 64 Rd2+ is capitulation. Black can try the feint 62..Kd6 63 Kb4 Kc7 hoping for 64 Kc5?! Rf6 when there is at least hope. Unfortunately White has better move. The top pick is the instructive 64 Ra2! [DIAGRAM] This is ...
 
   Dec-10-19 D S Polland vs F Reinfeld, 1940
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Black should take the chance to capture 75..Kxc6 with the subtle point 76 g7 Kd6! The move chosen 75..Kd6 is perfectly playable and indeed after 76 c7 Kxc7 77 g7 a transposition to the previous line occurred. Sadly though Black put 77..Rf1+? on the board and ...
 
   Dec-10-19 E Tholfsen vs F Reinfeld, 1930
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] This one is very, very, very instructive. Reinfeld moved his Rook away from the action: 61..Rb2? This loses because Tholfsen can get his King to h7. The simplest and best defence was 61..Kg8! 62 Kg6 Rf8! 63 g5 Rb8 and if 64 Ra1 Rb6+ with a Philidor. Black can ...
 
   Dec-10-19 Santasiere vs Marshall, 1931
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Marshall played 64..Rf6 here. It was better to preface this move with 64..Rf3+! and only after 65 Kg2 (65 Kg4 Rf2) go 65..Rf6 when the White King is too far back to support h5.
 

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