Can white save this position? Can you guess the weakness in black's position that white exploits to draw this?
1r6/2k5/8/3np3/6N1/4B3/6K1/8 w - - 0 1
1.Bf2 Nf4+2.Kf3 Nd33.Be3 Rb44.Nf6 Kd65.Bd2 Rh46.Ke2 Nb27.Bc3 Rh2+8.Kf3 Rh3+9.Kg4 Rh610.Kg5 Rh211.Bxe5+ Kxe512.Ng4+It's a draw.
Alena, that is a line I never looked at, but I wonder about black's 6th move in V-2. What if black just plays 6.....Ke6? Can white avoid the exchange of the knights? Just to give you a line for exemplification, consider: 6......Ke6 7.Nh5 Nf4+ 8.Nf4 ef4 which is an easy win for black. Indeed, I can't find a way to avoid that knight exchange, and all those endings should be won black as R+P vs B endings.
In the solution I found given by the composer, he has 2.....Ng6 as black's best defense, but then I have problems with the variation he gives to the alternative of 2.....Rb3- I can't resolve whether or not 2.....Rb3 is a draw for white and maybe even leads to a cooked problem in one line, though that is judgment call, in my opinion. This is one time I would like someone with access to the Lomonosov Tablebase to offer some input into this problem- it is difficult to resolve these lines since white does always best to avoid piece exchanges, and black does best to avoid such exchanges that lose the pawn, too. In other words, I can't reduce this to positions I can be sure of, even with great effort.
Yes, Yancey you are right, my v-2 is wrong. Black will win the ending.I made a mistake on the third move.
1.Bf2 Nf4+2.Kf3 Nd33.Nxe5 Nxe5+4.Ke4 Kd65.Bg3 Rb4+6.Kf5 Rb57.Kf6 Ra5It's a draw.
I am going to have to write up a entry discussing the issues I have with this problem.
Caruana vs Grischuk at GCT Paris
White is up in materials but how to get the black King out?
This is one of the chess puzzles I created for 2017 SPFGI
How quickly can you work out white's winning plan here? This is a good one.
Black is up in material but white has space advantage.
4N1nk/8/4b2p/3pPp1Q/2pB1P1K/r6P/4q2r/6R1 w - - 0 1
This is a must know pattern in K & P endgame
White seems to be in trouble. But is there a way to escape?
This is a game between GM Sadorra and IM Hambleton.
what if you do 1. Qb1?? and your opponent does ..c1=Q!! then white is screwed.
For me, this is Rambo Attack Tactic [ 1) R5e8+!! Kh7 2) Qxd2! R8xd2 3) Rexa8 ~ Black resigned 1-0 ]