Saturday, 12 January 2008

Rusinek, 1978 solution

1. a7 Ra5 (1... Bxe5+ 2. Ke4 Ra5 3. a8=Q) 2. e6 Bxe6 (2... Ba4 3. e7 Rxa7 4.
Re4 Be8 5. Re1+ Kg2 6. Re2+) 3. Re4 Bc1+ 4. Kg3 Ra3+ 5. Kf2 Ra2+ 6. Kg3 Rg2+ 7.
Kf3 (7. Kh4 Bg5+ 8. Kh5 Bf7#) 7... Bd5 8. a8=Q Bxa8 *

Friday, 11 January 2008

Rusinek, 1978

A difficult endgame study

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Alekhine - Fine, Hastings, 1936

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 Na5 9.Bc2 c5 10.d4 Qc7 11.Nbd2 0-0 12.Nf1 Bg4 13.Ne3! an interesting gambit... to take the initiative 13...Bxf3 14.Qxf3 cxd4 15.Nf5 dxc3 16.Qxc3! Rfc8 17.Qg3 Bf8 18.Bd3 Nc6 19.Bg5 Ne8 20.Rac1?! Alekhine should attack the weakened pawn d6 with Rad1 and he should seize the initiative with a3 20...Qb7 21.a3 g6 22.Nh6+ Bxh6 23.Bxh6 Nd4 24.Rcd1 b4 25.f4!! the key move which allows Alekhine to attack the f7 pawn 25...exf4 26.Qxf4 bxa3 27.bxa3 Rc3!? 28.Qf2 Ne6 29.a4 Rac8 30.Rf1 R3c7 31.Rb1 Qc6 32.a5! Nc5 33.Bc4 Qd7 34.Qa2! Nxe4 35.Rxf7 Qxf7 36.Bxf7+ Rxf7 37.Qe6! 1-0

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Zepler 1930 solution

1.h8N! [1.-- Kxg3 (1...Kg1 2.Ng4 Kxh1 3.Qf1#; 1...Ke1 2.Ne4 Kd1 3.Qf1#; 1...Kxe3 2.Ne4 Kd4 3.Nc2#) 2.Qe2 Kh3 3.Qg2#]

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Zepler 1930

A difficult three-move problem.


Monday, 7 January 2008

Alekhine - Euwe Avro 1938

With the following game I learned how to take advantage of double bishop versus double knight. It's not a very well known masterpiece!

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Euwe - Alekhine 17th World Championship