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By Max Euwe

This e-book bargains transparent, thorough insurance of an important, 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 e-book for the student..."—Cleveland Chess Bulletin.

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Dl isn't played much. After 14 . . ) , how­ ever, no one has tried my 15 . . 0-0-0! with the idea ... td2 h5 17 W6h3 g5! Instead, 1 5 ... g6 has led to even results in spite of some Black advantage; (b) 14 a3 liJa5! (not the only move; 14 . . td2 (15 b4 'iWxc3! Kristensen-Jorgensen, Esbjerg 1996) 15 . . txc8=t Niccoli­ Naumkin, Bergamo 2002. 14 ... ta7 1 4 . . liJb4!? c8=t Soylu-Lputian, Manila 1 992) 18 . . �6 19 b4 liJd4 20 'iWdl liJf5!? 2 1 liJa4 'iWd8 54 22 liJc5 iLc6! ixe3=t with the bishop pair and queenside pressure, Golod -Barsov, Dieren 1998.

E3!? After 20 . . b6, Hurley-T. l::f. a dl , and now Cumbers and McDonald have combined to produce the sample line 2 1 . . b7 22 tZ'lb5 (22 �a4+ b5 23 tZ'lxb5 iLc6) 22 . . l::f. e 8 27 �f4+ �e5 28 �c 1 + 'iit>b 8 29 tZ'lc6+ iLxc6 30 �xc6 �e6, a pawn up. This is all up for grabs, but it's hard to believe that Black isn't in general able to use his extra pawns to consolidate. And White has to contend with the newer 1 5 . . d7 as well. 122 9 iLb2 iLd7 42 There are several move order is­ sues here.

A6. The traditional move although in fact 1 1 . �4!? g. t>h1 h5!? c8+ Duggan-Gunter, St Heliers 1997. :td1 isn't seen much. Black continues 12 . . 'Llc6 (12 . . x a6 �xe5 14 �xe5!? ltd6; McCann-Jestadt, California 1993) 14 . . e1 f6 18 f4 i.. c 5+ 19 �h1 d4+ Mnatsakanian-Monin, USSR 1979 (and several later games) . b5 �6!? (or 1 3 . . c5 ! + . lte3 �xe5 (13 . . �4 is good, threatening . . , 14 g3 �d8 15 �f4 i.. lte7 16 f5 �e5) 15 . . 'i'e5! 16 %:tae 1 iLd6+ . c5 ... •.. e 1 'Lle7 transposes to 1 0 l:te1 above.

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