Edouard Akobian

Edouard-Akobian

  I was very impressed by how well Black played this queen endgame. Event: St Louis Spring A Site: Saint Louis USA Date: 2018.03.08 White: Edouard, Romain WhiteElo: 2612 Black: Akobian, Varuzhan BlackElo: 2640 Result: 0-1   Key moments in the game:                    ...


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Q-282

  Due to the extremely large “firepower” of a queen, with the awkward position of enemy pieces, tactical and even mate motifs often appear in these endgames. Here are two simple examples. First, a study by L. Prokes, 1947. in which White wins by force using the unfavorable position of opposing pieces.  ...


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Q-280

  When both sides have outside passed pawn, then the one whose passer is closer to the promotion square has advantage. In this case, the chances of salvation only exist if the position hides the possibility of perpetual check. We see a relatively simple case in the following position.  ...


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Q-278

  Much more complex are the endings in which the opposing king can help his queen in fight against passed pawn. In order to win, it is necessary to create as many weaknesses in the opponent’s camp as possible, so that the opponent’s pieces are overburdened with defensive tasks. In this regard, the ending of...


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Q-277

  When a queen is burdened with defense against the threat of perpetual check and cannot  accompany her passed pawn to the promotion square, victory is usually achieved by penetrating the king towards the passed pawn. This proven “recipe” is particularly prominent in the analysis of the game Azarov-Dubov, Aix les Bains 2011.  ...


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Q-276

  COMPLEX QUEEN ENDINGS Although in endgames with a greater number of pawns increases the variety and abundance of strategic and tactical ideas, there are still two motifs that determine positional advantage. The existence of a passed pawn, that is, the ability to create passed pawn, is almost always a great advantage, and also great...


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