Saturday, December 31, 2011

A nice New Year's present

If you're rated over 1700 (or want to be!), or if you enjoy endgame studies, or simply enjoy beautiful chess positions, here's the PGN file for you!

Dr. Harold van der Heijden, the editor of EG magazine, sells his collection of over 76,000 endgame studies for 50 EUR. I've had HHdbIV, the fourth edition, for a couple of days, and am really enjoying it!

M. Kleiman  
Chess Life and Review, 1968 
White to play and win 

This one is very amusing!

5 comments:

Bill Brock said...

The first move is 1.Rf1....

GreenCastle said...

Ha. So many studies wherein you must triangulate to lose a tempo, but here's one where you force your opponent to do that.

Bill Brock said...

Sounds like you got it!

Frederick Rhine said...

1.Rf1 Kh3 2.Rh1+ Kg2 3.Rh7 Kf3 4.Ke5 Kg4 5.Rh1 Kf3 6.Rf1+ Kg2 (6...Ke2 is no better) 7.Rf7 Kg3 8.Kf5 Rg4 9.Kf6 Rf4+ 10.Ke7 Rg4 11.Kf8 1-0

Frederick Rhine said...

I've been meaning to get that CD one of these days. I believe it has my two immortal studies on it?