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By Max Euwe

This publication bargains transparent, thorough insurance of crucial, often encountered endgame events. 331 examples are analyzed (each with its personal diagram), together with 30 examples of Queen endings, and a hundred examples each one of pawn endings, minor piece endings and rook endings. "The top booklet for the student..."—Cleveland Chess Bulletin.

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IVb6 1 8 'iYa3 ! i s given b y Sorenson expert Lennart Hansson) 18 lib 1 'fixa2 1 9 lIxb7 ttJf5+. 1 3 'ikf4 1 3 'ilt'd 1 ttJhf5 14 'iVh5 g6 1 5 'tWd1 ':'c8+ Bailen Canales-Barr, corr 1998, or 1 5 . . 0-0 ! 1 3 ... ttJdf5 Or 13 . . ttJhf5 14 g4 h6+ . After 1 3 . . d2 0-0 15 b4! e7! 16 ttJxh7!? 'it>xh7 1 7 g4 'fixb4 18 ttJe4 'fia3-+ . 32 9 ttJxd4 'fixd4 1 1 . ttJh6 The most common, but 1 1 . 0-0-0! looks even stronger: 12 ttJc3 (12 ttJxf7?? :tf8-+) 12 . f6! (12 ... d4) 13 exf6 (White blundered in one game by 13 ttJa4??

Tc6. 9 cxd4!? Good, but 9 . fxe5! looks very strong and is likely the best move: ... (a) 10 ttJxe5 ttJgxe5 1 1 dxe5 ttJxe5 (or 1 1 . txh7 Wif6) 1 3 ... Wif6 with the idea . . 0-0-0. e1 'i'd7 14 'i'c2 'iUf7; 1 1 'iVc2? e4) 1 1 . e7!? (contemplating ... g5; the alternative is 1 1 . e7! e3 ttJxe5 17 ttJa3 'iVb6!? =i=) 12 h 4 ( 1 2 c 4 dxc4 1 3 ttJbd2 ttJb4 14 ttJxc4 0-0; 12 'iVc2?! te8 15 Wid3 d4=i=) 12 . . 0-0!? tf4 (13 ttJbd2? af8+) 13 .. J:rxf4!? (13 ... , 15 Wid2 Wif5 16 �h2 Wih5 ! td8! with the idea .

I.. e 7 15 a3 lDc6 16 i.. c 3 0-0= Grischuk-M. Gure­ vich, Esbjerg 2000. Or 1 1 . h5 12 b3, when 12 ... c8 is suggested by Cher­ niaev, and another method is 12 . . i.. e 7 13 Wi'd3 f6!? f7! Pert, Oxford 2003; (a2) 1 0 g4?! lDfe7 11 0-0 h5 12 h3 hxg4 13 hxg4 lDg6 (McDonald) 'with ideas of . . e7 or . . lDh4' looks equal or better; 31 Play the French (a3) 10 h4 f6! 1 1 g4 lZ'lfxd4! (1 1 . lZ'lfe7 is unclear) 12 lZ'lcxd4 (12 lZ'lfxd4 lZ'lxe5 or 12 . fxe5 1 3 lZ'lxc6 �xc6) 12 . . i'b4! 1 6 lZ'le 1 !

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