Friday, February 18, 2011

Endgame Study #11 - A A Kotov 1945

Returning to 1357 End-Game Studies by Harold Lommer we find this study apparently attributable to Alexander Alexandrovich Kotov, the only example of his work in the book. Of course, he was well known as a player, but even more so as the author of books such as Think Like a Grandmaster.

Here White has two pawns, but a draw is certain (or even a loss!) unless he plays accurately. Find the right move to begin and visualize the right plan. A walk in the park will be called for.

Find all of the endgame studies posted on The Pied Chessman here.

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