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Duras-Capablanca (1913) revisited
The structure e-, f- and g-pawns against f- and h-pawns arises very often in practice, especially in 4 versus 3 rook endings, when the defender allows the exchange of h- und g-pawns (which is generall...

Started 01/09/13 at 18:15:53 by Poghosyan
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Levenfish/Smyslov n. 190 unsound
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Levenfish/Smyslov n. 190 (rev. fl.)
This position is given as drawn when it is Black`s turn to move.
1...Ra6+ 2.Rc6
2.Kd7 is useless because after 1…Ra7+ 3.Kd8 Ra8+ White ha...

Started 12/24/12 at 17:28:52 by Poghosyan
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e- anf f-pawns vers f-pawn rook endings
Part 1
This pawn structure is very important and, as J. Emms points out, is often reached via 4 vs. 3 and 3 vs 2 structures. Generally, as in other 2 vs 1 rook endings without a passed pawn, this...

Started 06/09/12 at 12:53:12 by Poghosyan
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g- and h- pawns versus h-pawn
Part 1
In this pawn structure the attacking side has only small winning chances. The most important factor here is the position of the Black king. When it is not cut off then the exchange of the ...

Started 07/11/12 at 19:12:05 by Poghosyan
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e- and f-pawns versus e-pawn
In general, the positions with this pawn structure tend to be drawn provided the defender's king is near his pawn.
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Ribli - Van der Sterren
Bundesliga 9900 Germany 2000<br...

Started 07/31/12 at 13:57:52 by Poghosyan
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a- and h-pawns versus h-pawn
Part 1
The structure a- and h-pawns versus h-pawn is generally favourable for the defender because losing the pawn does not lead automatically to a lost position. Liquidation to a drawn position ...

Started 07/06/12 at 17:22:09 by Poghosyan
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Kantorovich position in the game Tal-Gipslis (1983
Kantorovich position in the game Tal-Gipslis (1983)
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Tal – Gipslis
Jurmala 1983
According to the Mega Database 2012 the position of Kantorovich (1989) has occured i...

Started 09/23/12 at 11:11:20 by Poghosyan
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Alekhine-Bogoljubov ending revisited
In the same chapter in Cheron's Lehr-und Handbuch der Endspiele that contains the complicated #392 discussed previously in this forum there is an analysis of an ending that occurred in the 1934 world ...

Started 09/01/12 at 20:49:06 by mbourzut
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f- and g-pawns versus h-pawn rook endings
Part 1
In the thread Capablanca-Yates we have seen how important it is to evaluate precisely the ensuing rook endings with f- and g-pawns versus h-pawn. In diagrams 4, 6 and 8 of that thread we had an...

Started 05/23/12 at 14:24:09 by Poghosyan
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TN in the ending Lerner-Dorfman
The game Lerner-Dorfman (1980) is well known in the endgame literature. It has been recently extensively dealt with also in Micawber`s excellent tutorial (see the thread “Bacrot-Robson; a few explanat...

Started 08/20/12 at 05:40:48 by Poghosyan
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Frontal attack/defence in rook endgames
Hello,
I recently had to evaluate a rook endgame that could arise in one of my OTB games : the position to evaluate at the end of a forced line was :
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I thought Bla...

Started 08/03/12 at 12:30:01 by hicetnunc
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g- and h-pawns versus g-pawn
In this pawn structure the attacking side has practically no winning chances when the defender’s king is on the king side.
D. 1 is the critical position when the Black king is not cut off. <br /...

Started 07/25/12 at 07:41:51 by Poghosyan
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f- and g-pawns versus f-pawn
This pawn structure is extremely favourable for the defending side. If the pawn exchange results in the attacking side being left with a knight pawn then the defendor can benefit from the back-rank de...

Started 07/17/12 at 08:25:57 by Poghosyan
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f- and g-pawns versus g-pawn
In comparison with the g- and h- versus h-pawn structure “here the attacker has more winning chances, as he can sometimes be in a position to create a decisive passed f-pawn, whereupon the back-rank d...

Started 07/17/12 at 07:38:13 by Poghosyan
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Botvinnik-Borisenko
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Botvinnik – Borisenko Mocow ch-USSR, 1955
This position has been considered by the theory as lost for White because the defending rook is in a pa...

Started 06/20/12 at 10:19:36 by Poghosyan
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c- and d- pawns versus h-pawn rook endings
I saw some nice studies about similar endgames here posted so thought that some people could be interested in my analysis built around a recent played game by myself.
[pgn][Event "c and d pawns aga...|/pgn]
Analysis were made by manually inserting some lines in 2 engines: Fritz, Rybka without having direct access to the tablebases. Tablebases were manually checked online.
Any feedback on the correctness of the analysis is welcome. Not only to learn something about this type of endgame but also if my method of analyzing is trustful for such positions.

Started 06/09/12 at 22:16:00 by brabo
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Kraemer study correct (Girkassa)
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Kraemer 1949
Ado Kraemer (1898-1972) was one of the outstanding German chess problemists who created  – separately  and together  with his congenial friend  Eric(h) Ernest Zepler ...

Started 06/12/12 at 10:10:32 by Poghosyan
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Study-like draw in Lyskov-Selezniev
The e- and f-pawns versus g-pawn formation is more favourable for the stronger side than f- and g-pawns versus h-pawn structure. The reason is simple: the king of the stronger side can use the h-file ...

Started 05/29/12 at 18:11:32 by Poghosyan
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Gelfand's 61 Rh7 ?? In playoff game 3.
I was sickened by this move, I thought Soviet trained top grandmaster would have this completely worked out, it just seemed so obvious even moving instantly that the only possible win was to move the ...

Started 05/31/12 at 09:16:25 by FischerTal
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By: Stigma
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Regarding Bacrot-Robson
The fairly recent game, Bacrot-Robson showed that the discoveries made in the last decade (since 2003) on the endgame of R+4p vs R+3p,-- white having an a-pawn on the other wing with his rook in front...

Started 11/03/11 at 12:31:03 by micawber
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