Solution to Endgame Studies of the Week

Here are the solutions to the Endgame Studies I recently posted. In the future I will be posting weekly endgame studies on Monday’s.

White to move and win:
Endgame Study 102

[ 1.Bb2 Rxf6 ]

[ 1…Rf6 2.Bb2 ]
[ 1…Rg8 2.fxg8Q+ Kxg8 3.Ne7+ ]

[ 2.Kb1 Bxf5+ ]
[ 2.Kb2 Rf6 ]

2…Rxa3+ 3.Kb2 Ra2+ 4.Kc1!
[ 4.Kxa2 Be6+ ]
[ 4.Kc3 Rc2+ 5.Kb4 ( 5.Kd4 Rd2+ 6.Ke5 Rd8 ) 5…Rb2+ 6.Kc5 Rc2+ 7.Kb6 ( 7.Kd6 Rd2+ 8.Ke7 Rd7+ ) 7…Rb2+ 8.Kc7 Rb7+ ]

[ 4…Rc2+ 5.Kd1 Rd2+ 6.Kxd2 ]
[ 5.Kb2 Rb1+ 6.Kc3 Rb3+ 7.Kd4 Rd3+ 8.Kxd3 ( 8.Ke5 Rd8 ) 8…Bxf5+ ]

5…Ra2+ 6.Ke3 Ra3+ 7.Kf4 Ra4+ 8.Kg5 Rg4+ 9.Kh6
[9.Kxg4 Bxf5+ 10.Kxf5 Kg7 11.Ke6 Kf8 12.Kf6 ]
[ 9.Kh5 Rg8 10.Ne7 Rf8 11.Ng6+ Kg7 ]

[ 9…Rg6+ 10.Kxg6 Bxf5+ 11.Kh6 ]

10.Ne7 Be6 11.fxg8Q+
[ 11.Ng6+ Rxg6+ 12.Kxg6 Bxf7+ ]

11…Bxg8 12.Ng6# 1-0


White to move and win:
Endgame Study #105

1.Kb1 Kc7 2.Kc1 Kd6 3.Kd2 Ke5 4.Kd3 f5 5.Kc3 Ke4 6.Kd2 Kd5 7.Ke1 Ke5 8.Kf1 Kd5 9.Kg2 Ke4 10.Kf2 Kd5
[ 10…f4 11.exf4 Kxf4 12.e3+ Ke4 13.Ke2 Kd5 14.Kd3 Kc5 15.Kc3 Kd5 16.Kxb3 Ke4  ( 16…Kc5 17.Kc3 Kb5 18.b4 Kb6 19.Kd4 Kb5 20.e4 Kxb4 21.e5 Kb5 22.Kd5 Kb6 23.Kd6 Kb7 24.e6 Kc8 25.e7 ) 17.Kc4 Kxe3 18.b4 ]
[ 10…Ke5 11.Kf3 Kd5 12.Kf4 Ke6 13.e4 fxe4 14.Kxe4 ]

11.Kf3 Ke5 12.e4! fxe4+
[ 12…f4 13.e3! fxe3 14.Kxe3+- Ke6 15.Kd4 Kd6 16.Kc4 Ke5 17.Kxb3 Kxe4 18.Kc4 Ke5 19.Kc5 Ke6 20.Kc6 Ke7 21.b4 Kd8 22.b5 Kc8 23.b6 Kb8 24.b7 Ka7 25.Kc7 ]

13.Kg4!! Kd5
[ 13…Kd4 14.Kf4 e3 15.Kf3 Kd5 16.Kxe3 Ke5 17.Kd3 Kf4 18.Kd4 Kf5 19.Kd5 Kf6 20.e4 Ke7 21.Ke5 Kd7 22.Kf6 Ke8 23.e5 Kf8 24.e6 Ke8 25.e7 Kd7 26.Kf7 ]
[ 13…e3 14.Kf3 Kd4 15.Kf4 Kc4 16.Kxe3 ]

14.Kf5 Kd4 15.Kf4 Kd5 16.e3 Kc5 17.Ke5! Kb5 18.Kd5 Kb4 19.Kd4 Kb5 20.Kc3 Ka4 21.Kc4 Ka5 22.Kxb3+- 1-0

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