English Chinese (Simplified) German Hindi Romanian Russian Spanish

21 Days to Supercharge Your Chess

SUPERCHARGE YOUR CHESS
Give me 21 Days and I Will Show You How to
Become a Dramatically Better Chess Player

Chess Talk

Chess Players Online:

We have 243 guests online
pogonina

polgar full

Endgame Study # 11 E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Friday, 16 January 2015 23:01

The following position is familiar to experienced solvers. We crave their indulgence even as we introduce it to younger readers. White rook is under attack and Black pawn is about to queen.

  • Can the first player save himself, facing such dire threats?
  • At the end of the battle one of them is in for a rude shock. Is it White or Black?

tactics

White to move

Solution:

Unfortunately it was White who received the shock in the end.

When Paul Keres composed this study and offered the solution (draw) everyone thought it was OK. Years later a solver refuted the solution. In other words the study was “cooked”.

(The delights of chess by Assiac)

Paul Keres, Chess World 1933



"There Are 3 Main Problems That 95% of All Chess Players Are Facing... "

start winning at chess

You will instantly discover how you can significantly improve your game, adding hundreds of elo points without hiring an expensive chess coach or spending 5 hours a day on chess !


Click Here to Start Your Training

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 22:49
 

Comments  

 
+1 #3 D.Master20ify 2015-05-26 23:50
Man I did a long calculation on this one. I didn't see any win for white and got frustrated and looked at the article's solution. Was I ever surprised to see the stalemating tactic that existed!

However which had a moderately simple refutation. The bishop will forever be stucked defending one pawn, and the king will be "overcomed" with pawns in his "face".
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
+1 #2 chessbibliophile 2015-01-25 22:47
Dear reader,
The solution is “cooked”.
Nevertheless, it’s the best attempt for White to draw.
You have to find both the solution and its refutation.
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
+1 #1 Nitish Das 2015-01-25 11:14
what is the solution ?
Quote | Report to administrator
 

Add comment

Please offer your feedback for the article here. Don't worry, your comment will appear shortly after approval. Only SPAM and abusive comments will be deleted.


Security code
Refresh