Daily Chess Improvement: Game Saving Endgame!

This was the game between Ding Liren and Grischuk earlier today

Black to move!

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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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The ending arose from a drawn R+P vs B+N ending. Of course, white could make no progress with the pawn because of the bishop's control of the g7 square, so Ding sacrificed the rook for the bishop at f6 in a last attempt ploy to hoodwink Grischuk, but Grischuk was well aware of how to draw the position anyway.

Alena
Alena

I liked the puzzle. It's simple but instructive.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

1...Nd5+!

a) 2. Ke5 Ne7, 3. g7 Ng8 =
b) 2. Kf7 Ne3!, 4. g7 Nf5!, 5. g8=Q Nh6+ (fork check - Black draws) =

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