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    MCC Endgame Group is back!!!

    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

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM_Bill
    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.

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    CC FIDE Master UrBANE's Avatar
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    Good endgame group last night. Bill went through some basic themes in king & pawn endings.

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    FEN Viewer

    This is one of the positions we had. White ti play what result?
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 12-01-2014 at 01:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM_Bill View Post
    (browser quote deleted=mod)
    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)

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    FEN Viewer


    It seems to be working.

    White to play, what result? Syvelster misjudged it.
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    This is a really instructive problem!

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    1. g5, Ke5
    2. gxh6, Kf6


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

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    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.
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flushfyre View Post
    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
    FEN Viewer

    last week.

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

    One of the positions we reached in analysis was
    FEN Viewer

    which is drawn.
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    putting Max's line in pgn viewer

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    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    After the Xmas break and now the Australian championship is finished Endgame groups will continue from next Tuesday Jan 14.
    For coaching contact Bill Jordan at swneerava@gmail.com
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    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.

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