Endgame Corner

Analysis by Christian Westrap

The position below was reached in A. Manson vs C. Westrap in the 1st round of the Highcliffe Swiss played this year.  I had just simplified into this ending and with my last move 34… Rf6-e6, I offered a rook exchange which, at the board, I felt sure Andy had to refuse.  The pawn ending looked to me to be completely winning but as I analysed at the board I became less and less sure.  I still don’t know whether objectively this position is won for black after the rook exchange but I now believe white missed a surprising draw in this game.

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Puzzle Corner

White has a strong attack.  How may this be finished off?

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A famous study, based on zugzwang.  White is a piece up but black has a strong h-pawn which threatens to queen.  How may he deal with this threat and win?

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Members Games

Here we will show some games played by our members.  If you have played an interesting game or have any chess related stories that you would like to share, then please let us know!

Games included so far:

A. Tyler vs R.Ursell

K. Smith vs R. Pegg

C. Westrap vs D. Holmes

R. Halse vs D. Popovic

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