Friday, October 27, 2006

Endgame Lab - Rook Endings

White to move and draw:

highlight below to see answer:
[Landa (2445) - Cebalo (2505), Zagreb 1990
1.b4? [ 1.Rb6! Rxb3 2.h4
a) 2...Kg6 3.h5+ Kg7 4.Rb8 Rb4+ (4...h6 5.gxh6+ Kxh6 6.Rb7 Kg7 7.h6+=) 5.Kg3 h6 6.g6 fxg6 7.Rb7+ Kg8 8.Rb8+ Kf7 9.Rb7+ Ke8 10.Rb8+=;
b) 2...Rb1 3.Kh5 b4 4.Rb8 b3 5.Rb6 b2 6.Rb7 Kf8 7.Rb8+ Ke7 8.Rb7+ Ke8 9.Kh6 Rh1 10.Rxb2 Rxh4+ 11.Kg7 Rh5 12.Rg2 Rh1 13.Ra2 Rg1 14.Ra8+=;
c)2...h6 3.gxh6+ ( 3.Kh5! hxg5 4.hxg5 Rb1 5.Rb7 b4 6.g6 b3 (6...Rh1+ 7.Kg5 Rg1+ 8.Kh5 Rxg6 9.Rxb4=) 7.Rxf7+ Kg8 8.Rb7 b2 9.Rb8+ Kg7 10.Rb7+=; 3...Kxh6 4.Rb7 Kg7 5.h5 b4 6.h6+ Kxh6 7.Rxf7 Rb1 8.Rf2 ( 8.Rf6+ Kg7 9.Rxe6 b3-+) 8...b3 9.Kf4 b2 10.Rh2+ Kg6 11.Rf2 Kf7 …Ka2 -+]1...Kg6 [ 1...Rc4+ 2.Kh5 Rxb4 3.Rb6=] 2.h4 Rc4+ 3.Kg3 Rxb4 4.Rb6 Rb1 [ 4...Kh5!? 5.Rb7 Rg4+ 6.Kf3 Rxh4 7.Rxf7 Kxg5 8.Rf6 Rh6 9.Rf7 b4 …Kg6 Xe5 -+] 5.Kg4 h5+ 6.gxh6 Kxh6 7.Rb7 Kg7 8.h5 b4 9.Kg5 Rf1 10.Kg4 Rf5 11.Rxb4 Rxe5 0-1

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