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Grant Szuveges
19-08-2013, 09:06 PM
MCC ENDGAME GROUP

with FM Bill Jordan

We welcome players of all levels to join our group and discuss and
learn endgames from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

Interesting endgames are examined and then players may try out the
endgames themselves. Players are also invited to bring their own
endgames in to be analysed.

This collaborative group meets every Tuesday from 7.00pm at the
Melbourne Chess Club. 66 Leicester St. Fitzroy, 3065.

Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

Further Questions: Contact the committee on melbchessclub@gmail.com or
Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075; email: grantszuveges@gmail.com

FM_Bill
02-09-2013, 08:51 AM
We had a good night on the first Tuesday. We looked at some interesting king and pawn endings on the demo board. Players paired off and played some practice endgames to reinforce the learning process.

There was a variety of chess strength. I think everyone there learned something new.

UrBANE
02-09-2013, 12:06 PM
We had a good night on the first Tuesday. We looked at some interesting king and pawn endings on the demo board. Players paired off and played some practice endgames to reinforce the learning process.

There was a variety of chess strength. I think everyone there learned something new.

Sounds awesome. I will try to make it this Tuesday.

UrBANE
04-09-2013, 09:30 AM
Good endgame group last night. Bill went through some basic themes in king & pawn endings.

FM_Bill
10-09-2013, 02:48 PM
8/8/8/6P1/3K4/6k1/8/7r w - - 0 1
This is one of the positions we had. White ti play what result?

Paul Cavezza
10-09-2013, 04:03 PM
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This is one of the positions we had. White ti play what result?

1. e4 +/- (best by test)

(My browser is probably busted, but I get the starting position)

FM_Bill
13-09-2013, 08:24 AM
8/5p2/7p/2pk3P/1p1p2P1/8/3K4/8 w - - 0 1

It seems to be working.

White to play, what result? Syvelster misjudged it.

UrBANE
13-09-2013, 11:50 AM
This is a really instructive problem!

Paul Cavezza
13-09-2013, 02:05 PM
1. g5, Ke5
2. gxh6, Kf6


My first attempt (above in white text) leads to a draw I think..

Max Illingworth
13-09-2013, 02:41 PM
White wins. 1.g5 Ke5 2.gh6 Kf6 3.Kc2! c4 4.Kc1 zugzwang; White moves his king in front of whichever Black pawn moves next, e.g. 4...b3 5.Kb2 d3 6.Kc3 d2 7.Kxd2 b2 8.Kc2 c3 9.Kb1 c2 10.Kc2 b1=B 11.Kxb1 Ke7 12.h7. A very easy but nonetheless aesthetic puzzle.

flushfyre
13-09-2013, 08:01 PM
It's easy if you know that the setup after 4.Kc1 puts black in zugzwang. Otherwise it requires a bit of thinking, although it helps that most of the moves are forced.

What is this thread doing in the upcoming and current tournaments section?

FM_Bill
15-09-2013, 06:13 PM
It's easy if you know that the setup after 4.Kc1 puts black in zugzwang. Otherwise it requires a bit of thinking, although it helps that most of the moves are forced.

What is this thread doing in the upcoming and current tournaments section?
Maybe a mod could move to to the "Australian chess" or some other more relevant section.

Meanwhile we looked at 8/1pk2pp1/1p2p2p/2p1P2P/5PP1/3P4/PP1K4/8 w - - 0 1
last week.

White has possibilities of breakthroughs on the kingside which makes it quite complicated.

One of the positions we reached in analysis was 8/6k1/6Pp/5K1P/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
which is drawn.

Desmond
21-09-2013, 09:04 AM
1.g5 Ke5 2.gxh6 Kf6 3.Kc2! c4 4.Kc1 zugzwang; White moves his king in front of whichever Black pawn moves next, e.g. 4...b3 5.Kb2 d3 6.Kc3 d2 7.Kxd2 b2 8.Kc2 c3 9.Kb1 c2 10.Kxc2 b1=B 11.Kxb1 Ke7 12.h7

FM_Bill
12-01-2014, 12:22 PM
After the Xmas break and now the Australian championship is finished Endgame groups will continue from next Tuesday Jan 14.

Kevin Bonham
12-01-2014, 02:00 PM
There were a few issues with the FEN in post number 5 - a stray 1 at the start and the required end parts of the code missing at the end.
Fixed these.

Paul Cavezza
22-03-2014, 08:55 AM
End-game group with FM Bill Jordan is still going strong every Tuesday night!

Price: Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Openings group runs on Thursday nights!