Endgame Studies by Afek – Solutions

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White to win

M. Liburkin, 1940: 1.h6 Bc3 [1…Bd2 2.h7 Bc3 3.Bb4] 2.Bf8! b4 [2…Bd2 3.h7 Bc3 4.Bb4!] 3.Bg7 Kf1! 4.Kh2 Kf2 5.Kh3! Kf3 6.Kh4! Kf4 7.Bxc3! bxc3 8.h7 c2 9.h8Q c1Q 10.Qh6+ 1–0

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White to win

A. Manvelyan, 1985: 1.Nd4+ Kc1 2.Rc3+ Kd1 3.Rd3+ Kc1 4.Rd2!! Kxd2 [4…Qd6 5.Nb3#] 5.Nf3+ Kc2 6.Nxh2 b4 7.Nf3 b3+ 8.Ka3 b2 9.Ne1+ Kc1 10.Nd3+ Kd2 11.Nxb2 1–0

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White to win

H. Mattison ,1923: 1.Nf4+! [1.Be4? Ke5!] 1…Ke5! 2.Ng6+ Kd5! 3.Ne7+! Ke5 4.Nc6+ Kd5 5.Nxb4+ Ke5 6.Nc6+ Kd5 7.Ne7+ Ke5 8.Ng6+ Kd5 9.Ba6! Kc6 10.Be2! h1Q 11.Bf3+ Qxf3 12.Ne5+ Kd5 13.Nxf3 Ke4 14.Kd2 Kxf3 15.Kd3 1–0

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White to win

A. Gurvich, 1930: 1.N6c7 a1N+ 2.Kb2 Nb3! 3.Kxb3 Bc5! 4.Bh2 [4.Bxc5?] 4…Bg1! [4…Bd6 5.Nb6 Bxh2 6.Nc4#] 5.Bf4! Be3 6.Nb6! Bxb6 [6…Bxf4 <main> 7.Nc4#; 6…Kxb6 7.Nd5+ Kc5 8.Nxe3] 7.Bd2# 1–0

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White to win

J. Rusinek, 1987: 1.Rf8 [1.Rf7? Rg3 2.Ng5 e5 3.Ne4 Rg1+ 4.Kd2 exf4 5.Rh7+ Kg6; 1.Rxg6? Kxg6 2.Nf2 Kf5 3.Nd3 Ke4 4.Kd2 Kf3] 1…Rg3 2.Ng5 [2.Nf2? Rf3 3.Ne4 Kg4] 2…e5 3.Ne4 Rg1+ 4.Kd2 Rg2+ 5.Ke1 exf4 6.Rh8+ Kg4 7.Rg8+ Kh3 [7…Kf3 8.Nd2+] 8.Nf2+ Kh2 9.Rh8+ Kg3 [9…Kg1 10.Rh1#] 10.Rh3# 1–0

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White to win

Afek,Y 1997: 1.Bf5+ Kd4+! [1…Kc3 2.Nxb3 Kxb3 3.Be6+-] 2.Nxb3+ Ke5! 3.Bd3! Rc3 4.Rh5+ Kd6 5.Nd4!! Rxd3+ 6.Ke4 Rd1 7.Rd5+ 1–0

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White to win

V. Yakimchik1971: 1.c7 Rh6+ 2.Kd5 Rd6+ 3.Kc5 Rd8 4.Be6! Ra8 5.Kb6! [5.Kc6? Ra6+ 6.Kb7 Rxe6 7.c8Q+ Kf7 8.Qc4 Kf6] 5…Kf8 6.Kb7 Re8 7.Bd7 1–0

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White to draw

D. Gurgenidze& V. Kalandadze, 1972: 1.Rd7+ Kc1 2.Bxg2 Bc6+ 3.Rb7! Rxb7+ 4.Ka8! Rb6+ [4…Bxg2] 5.Ka7 Rb7+ 6.Ka8! Rc7+ 7.Kb8 Rb7+ 8.Ka8 Bxg2 ½–½

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White to draw

S. Kozlowski, 1938: 1.Ra1 Kg2 2.Kh8! [2.Rc1? Bf1 3.Rc7 h1Q 4.Rh7 Bc4+] 2…Bf1 3.Ra7! h1Q+ 4.Rh7 Qg1 5.Rg7+ ½–½

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White to draw

G. Zakhodyakin ,1967: 1.Nc3! [1.Nf2? Ba5+] 1…Bh4+ 2.Kc8! e1Q 3.Nb5 Qc1+ [3…Qh1 4.Nd5! Qxd5 5.Nc7+] 4.Nc4! [4.Nc2? Qh1] 4…Qxc4+ 5.Bc6+! Qxc6+ 6.Nc7+ Ka7 ½–½

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