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Daily Chess Improvement: Endgame Challenge!

This is a difficult endgame. It requires extensive calculation. Can you find right plan?

White to move. How should white proceed?

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By the way, I got the move numbers right when I copied and pasted them into my previous comment. The programmer for this website needs to fix this problem. It's a real pain until this gets fixed.

Having a computer program "fix" my move numbers is a very bad bug.

Ng1 Kd2, Nf3+ Kd3, Ke1 Ke3, Nd2 Kd3, Nf1! What next?

If ...f6, gxf g7, Kf7!

We are going to be endgame masters!

  1. Ng1 Kd2!
  2. Nf3+ Kd3! (…. Ke3? 3. Ke1! )
  3. Ke1 Ke3
  4. Ne5 Ke4
  5. Nc4 Kd3
  6. Nd2 Ke3
  7. Nf3 Kd3
  8. Kf1 Ke3 brings the position I was talking about in my first post.

Then:

  1. Ne1 Kd2
  2. Nc2! Kd3

(10. ... Kd1 11. Nb4 Kd2 12. Nd5 Kd3 13.Nxf4+ Ke3 14. Nh5)

(10. .. Kxc2 11. Ke2)

  1. Ke1 Kxc2

(11. .. Ke4 12. Ke2)

  1. Ke2

This time, I'm trying copying-and-pasting out of a .txt file. Maybe the numbering problem will go away on this site if I copy
from a .txt file. Here's hoping.

Nope. Same problem with numbering. Aargh!!!! Please fix this Webmaster. Thanks in advance.

Ng1 Kd2 2. Nf3+ Kd3 3. Ke1 KE3 4. Nd2 Kd3 5.Nf1

Ng1

After that, you take opposition.

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