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Tim v Gary Cornwall

Posted by Tim W on February 15, 2019

Two positions from my game last night (Feb 14th) game as white against Gary Cornwall, illustrating the subtlties of pawn endings.

At this point Fritz says I am marginally ahead, though I didn’t think so at the time, and eventually lost.
Play continues – 56 Kd3 Kxg6, 57 b4 cxb4 58 axb4 Kf6 59 Kc4 g5 60 b5 gxf4 61 b6 f3

Now what ? – Answers to Tim

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Overprotected

Posted by Tim W on November 5, 2017

This is a position from my recent game with Tom Bradford. Fritz tells me that I could have happily played Ng6+ in this position. I was tempted over the board but couldn’t convince myself to do it. See below for my analysis.

After Ng6+, play continues fxg6, fxg6, h6, gxh6, Bh4 and as the Queen is overloaded, RxR wins the Bishop on h4 and white has won at least one pawn.

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Derek Blair v Tom Bradford

Posted by Tim W on February 5, 2017

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Ian Mackay and Peter Crichton have provided this position from a recent Monarchs v Haydon Bridge match. Derek Blair is white & Tom Bradford is black. What is wrong with Nh5, as played by Derek ?

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David Wrigley v Ian Mackay

Posted by Tim W on December 2, 2016

This position is from David’s game against Ian Mackay.

Can you match David and find a winning move for white ?

David has pointed out there are two correct first moves, though they both have the same theme.

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