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# A First Prize Winning Ending Study From 2017

How quickly can you work out white's winning plan here? This is a good one.

Comments (12)

No. 1-12

1.Ke4 Kc1!

2.Kf3 Rh1

3.Kxg2 f3+

4.Kxf3 Rxh3+

5.Kg4 Kd1

6.Re6 Rh2

7.Rf6 Rg2+

8.Kf5 Rf2+

9.Ke5 Rg2

10.Rf5 Ke2

11.Kf6 Ke3

12.Kxf7 Rb2

13.g6 Ke4

14.Rh5 Rb7+

15.Kg8 Rb2

16.g7 Rb8+

17.Kh7 Rb7

18.Kh8 Rb8+

19.g8=Q

It's a win for white.The sixth move is hard to find.

Editor

Ok, Alena, this is much better. Now focus on V-2 in this critical line- 1.Ke4 Kc1! 2.Kf3 Rh1 3.Kg2! f3 4.Kf3. You now need to consider one more option for black here at move 4 that isn't a transposition of any other line you discussed.

V-2

1.Ke4! Kc1

2.Kf3 Rh1

3.Kxg2 f3+

4.Kxf3 Kd1

5.Rf2 Rxh3+

6.Ke4 Rh7

7.Ke5 Ke1

8.Rf5 Ke2

9.Kf6 Kd3

10.Rb5 Ke4

11.Rb7 Rh1

12.Rxf7 Rf1+

13.Kg7 Rg1

14.g6 Ke5

15.Rb7 Ke6

16.Rb6+ Ke7

17.Kg8 Rh1

18.g7 Rh2

19.Rb4 Rh1

20.Rf4 Rg1

21.Kh7 Rh1+

22.Kg6 Rg1+

23.Kh6 Ke6

24.Kh7 Rh1+

25.Kg8 Ke5

26.Kf8 Kxf4

27.g8=Q

It's a win for white.

V-3

1.Ke4 f3

2.Kxf3 Rd1

3.Kxg2 Rd8

4.Kg3 Rd3+

5.Kg4 Rc3

6.Rf2 Rc4+

7.Kh5 Rc7

8.h4 Kc1

9.Kh6 Kb1

10.Kg7 f5+

11.Kg6 Rc6+

12.Kh5 f4

13.Rxf4 Rc5

14.Kg4 Rc1

15.g6 Rh1

16.h5 Kc2

17.Rf3 Rg1+

18.Kf5 Ra1

19.g7 Ra8

20.Kg6 Kc1

21.Rf8 Ra6+

22.Kh7 Ra7

23.Kh8 Ra5

24.g8=Q Rxh5+

25.Kg7 Rg5+

26.Kf6 Rxg8

27.Rxg8

It's a win for white.

V-4

1.Ke4 f5+

2.Kf3 Rf1+

3.Kxg2 Rd1

4.Kf3 Rh1

5.Rg2 Rf1+

6.Ke2 Rh1

7.g6 Kc2

8.g7 Rxh3

9.Rg1 Re3+

10.Kf2 Re8

11.g8=Q Rxg8

12.Rxg8 Kc3

13.Kf3 Kb2

14.Kxf4 Kc3

15.Kxf5

It's a win for white.

It took me one hour to solve these variations.

Yes it is,But if black blunders a move then the game is over.Ke4 is the correct one

Yes, you are right Yancey. I solved the easiest variation of this puzzle.