Download PDF by Jon Speelman: Analysing the Endgame

By Jon Speelman

ISBN-10: 0713460644

ISBN-13: 9780713460643

Unique discoveries within the endgame unearthed via Britain's prime professional and global championship challenger.

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Julian' s rock solid reply reveals the folly of my last move, and I simply go into hari-kiri mode. 1 7 . . JLd7 1 9 Ci'Je6! Strong, although Black' s position is a terrible eye sore anyway. 1 9 . . JLd8 ? JLh6 Me8 2 2 g4 ! Blasting open the king ' s position as well. With so many positional weaknesses, it is almost a relief to be getting mated too . 22 . . JLxg7 �xg7 25 g5 Ci'Jg4 26 Mxh7+ rJi;g8 27 nh5 ! Ci'Je5 28 Mahl Ci'Jxd3 29 rJi;xd3 Mxe6 30 :h8+ rJilg7 31 J: l h7+ �g6 32 Md7 Me3+! The first o f two horrible losses to Julian mentioned in the book.

Agdestein-Djurhuus, Norwegian (ch) play-off 2000. Black wants to bother the knight on g3 and create critical play in which White will be inconvenienced by his bishop being tied to the defence of b2 . However, the knight can also head for e3 , and b6 is in other respects not the natural square for furthering ambitions on the kingside. e2 'Dbd7 ( 1 4 . . h4 ! ) I S 'iVc2 h4 1 6 'Dfl h3 ! ( 1 6 . . 'DhS ? 1 7 g4 ! h3 20 'Dd l ! d7 22 0--0 l:lac8 23 a4 c4 24 'it'g2 the play is very complex, but White seems to be faring quite well in the battle for squares.

D6 1 3 �b5 �xh2 14 4:Je2 b6 1 5 "fixc7 �xc7 1 6 4:Jbd4 'it>e7) 1 0 . . c2 b4 2 1 cxb4 ':xb4 and Black, since move ten, has consistently opted for the most ambitious deployment of his forces available, and he has got away with it and enjoys a great position. That was Miladinovic­ Kolev, Skopje (op), 2002. 8 . . d5 Definitely the most reliable choice However, are there here. alternatives, two of them rather dubious, but two others sharp, ambitious and worthy of attention: a) S . . g6? Joe Gallagher quotes a game with this move with a view to suggesting that 7 .

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