Daily Chess Improvement: Important Endgame Improvement!

This was an actual game between Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Koneru, Humpy at 2019 Women's GP

Black to move. How should black proceed?

Comments (8)
No. 1-4
DaveCubby
DaveCubby

1...Rb4!!!

a) 2. Rxh4+ Kg3! (threatening Rb1#), 3. Rxb4 = draw by stalemate (3. Rg4+ Rxg4, 4. hxg4 Kxg4 = )

b) 2. Kh2 Ke3!, 3. Rg5 Rc4, 4. Rg4 Rxg4, 5. hxg4 Kf4, 6. Kh3 Kg5, 7. g3 hxg3, 8. Kxg3 Kg6 = draw

ArcticKnight
ArcticKnight

Rg6

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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The only drawing move is a hard one to find unless you have specifically studied this position in the past, and it isn't 1.....Kg3.

timsvendsen
timsvendsen

Kg3 with a mate threat. If Rg5+ then Kf4 and repeat. If Kf1, Rb1+ wins the g2 pawn, shortly followed by the h3 pawn.



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