CHESS STUDY PUZZLES

Study Puzzle of The Day H. Adamson 1925
K+2P vs K+2P Study Puzzle - Easy

Study Puzzle of the Day 19/9/2021 – H. Adamson 1925.

  Opposition and king activity. White to move and draw (H. Adamson 1925.) (First try to solve the study without moving the pieces!)

Study Puzzle of The Day H. Adamson 1924
K+2P vs K+2P Study Puzzle - Easy

Study Puzzle of the Day 29/7/2021 – H. Adamson 1924.

  Choose the right queen against pawn endgame. White to move and win (H. Adamson 1924.) (First try to solve the study without moving the pieces!)

Study Puzzle of The Day N. Rezvov 1991 2
R+P vs B Study Puzzle - Medium

Study Puzzle of the Day 28/7/2021 – N. Rezvov 1991.

  Can we save the pawn? White to move and win (N. Rezvov 1991.) (First try to solve the study without moving the pieces!)

Study Puzzle of The Day D. Djaja 1952
B+2P vs N+2P Study Puzzle - Easy

Study Puzzle of the Day 27/7/2021 – D. Đaja 1952.

  The king must sacrifice his activity. White to move and draw (D. Đaja 1952.) (First try to solve the study without moving the pieces!)

Study Puzzle of The Day S. Afonin 1965
Pawn Endgames with more Pawns Study Puzzle - Medium

Study Puzzle of the Day 26/7/2021 – S. Afonin 1965.

  Passive defense won’t work. White to move and draw (S. Afonin 1965.) (First try to solve the study without moving the pieces!)

Study Puzzle of The Day S. Clausen 1959
Rook and Minor Piece Endgames Study Puzzle - Easy

Study Puzzle of the Day 25/7/2021 – S. Clausen 1959.

  The clumsy placed white pieces are still strong enough to secure the victory. White to move and win (S. Clausen 1959.) (First try to solve the study without moving the pieces!)

PRACTICAL CHESS ENDGAMES ANALYSIS

Martinovic Videki
ocBs and more Ps Practical EndGames Analysis

Martinović-Videki

  Very interesting opposite colour bishop endgame. At the end this game ended with the same position as the longest game in history of the World Championship matches.   Event: TCh-AUT 2018-19 Site: Austria AUT Date: 2018.11.15 White: Martinovic, Sasa WhiteElo: 2563 Black: Videki, Sandor BlackElo: 2400 Result: 1/2-1/2  

Practical EndGames Analysis scBs and more Ps Study-like Practical EndGames

Fedorov, V. – Arkhipov, S.

White to move. Take the pawn or keep the king away from our kingside? White: Fedorov, V. Black: Arkhipov, S. Year: 1980 Result: 1/2-1/2

ocBs and more Ps Practical EndGames Analysis Study-like Practical EndGames

Makarichev, S. – Averbakh, Y.

It can be extremely difficult to win an opposite-colored bishops endgame, even with 2 extra pawns. Here is one aesthetic example from the past. Black to move. Event: URS-ch sf Lvov Year: 1973 White: Makarichev, Sergey Black: Averbakh, Yuri Result: 0-1

B+2P vs N+P Practical EndGames Analysis Study-like Practical EndGames

Kozul Z. – Zaja I.

White dominates in this simple endgame position. Next plan is to pick up black’s last remaining pawn.  But Black is to move. White: Kožul, Zdenko WhiteElo: 2590 Black: Žaja, Ivan BlackElo: 2440 Year: 1997 Result: 1/2-1/2

N+P vs 3P Practical EndGames Analysis Study-like Practical EndGames

P. Svidler – V. Anand

Here is one well known, older ending from a high class game where White missed a nice winning motif. Do you think you would find it? Event: Dos Hermanas White: Svidler, Peter WhiteElo: 2713 Black: Anand, Viswanathan BlackElo: 2781 Result: 1/2-1/2

Rapport-Jones
Practical EndGames Analysis Rook+N+Ps vs Rook+Ps

Rapport – Jones

  At first glance I thought this is easily winning endgame. White has many ideas: Black king is not safe, White always has mating motifs. Probably the main idea is to sacrifice rook on f7 and White wins if after Rf7, Nf7 Kf7 he can play Kd5! with the winning pawn ending. Also black rook […]

Karjakin-Sevian
Important Endings Practical EndGames Analysis Two Knights versus Pawn

Karjakin – Sevian

  Famous Troitsky line says this is a draw. White has to stop the g-pawn on g6 and at that moment and of course with knight on g5, White is winning. In this particular position Black should decide which corner is the best for his king and Sevian made wrong decision moving the king toward […]

Practical EndGames Analysis R+4P vs R+3P Study-like Practical EndGames

Zelcic, R – Martinovic, S

During this year’s Croatian Individual Championship we noticed an interesting endgame position. Black is to move. Can you find a win? Event: Croatian Individual Championship White: Zelčić, Robert WhiteElo: 2520 Black: Martinović, Saša BlackElo: 2555 Result: 1/2-1/2    

BASIC MUST-KNOW CHESS ENDGAMES

Lucena Position

R-226A (Lucena position)

6.3. Rook and Pawn Versus Rook (Lucena Position) Lucena Position is one of key positions in Rook vs Pawn Endgames. In most cases these endgames are a draw, especially when the pawn is distant from the promotion square. When the pawn is relatively close, the crucial question is if the weaker side’s king will manage […]

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RMP-228

  Rook and Pawn versus Bishop White’s material advantage is so big that the win is only the matter of elementary technique. When, however, Black blocks the square in front of the passed pawn with both pieces, the way to win is extremely difficult, and sometimes even impossible. Relative positions of kings and pawns are […]

Chess Endgames Themes and Motifs

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GM Vlado Kovacevic: Basic Chess Endings

  GM Vlado Kovacevic is a member of our team and his great books are a valuable part of this portal. Vlado is a legendary Croatian chess Grandmaster and leading endgame expert. Vlado wrote excellent Chess Endings books in 7 volumes. Most of his work is published in Croatian language and some also in English. […]

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  What is chessendgames.net? Chessendgames.net is a chess portal specialized for endgames. Our intention is to cover everything related to chess endgames. It is designed for both educational approach for those who want to learn the theory and encyclopedic  approach for those who want to research particular theme. Who is it for? Everyone interested in […]

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  For beginners who want to learn the basics: We recommend to go through the book Basic Endings by Vlatko Kovacevic. You can read it online in our pgn reader. Each position in the book has links to previous and next position; it should be fairly easy to navigate through the book.   For advanced […]

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GM Vlado Kovacevic: Chess Endgames

Vlado Kovacevic: Chess Endgames (7 books) World chess literature abounds in numerous works in which the rich chess experience accumulated over the centuries has been systematically presented. Due to a richness of possibilities and the brilliancy of combinations, the attention of most authors has been centered on the theory of openings and the middle game. […]