Thursday, February 10, 2011
Endgame Study #5 - White to Move
Here is perhaps the most well-known of endgame studies, a 1921 composition by Richard Reti. The Reti Opening / System is named after him, though I could only find 6 games in that line that he played on chessgames.com. And he actually played with the black pieces in the first game I found that might be classified that way!
The solution to this study contains what is called "the Reti idea". In Silman's Complete Endgame Course, he regards it as required knowledge for an A-player.
See if you can find out how White can possibly prevent Black from queening. For more examples of studies with the same idea see this.
Find all of the endgame studies posted on The Pied Chessman here.