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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Endgame strategy 17

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Blakc to play

77 ... Kf6{The king cannot intervene in time and is now potentially

exposed to checks by the bishop.} ({After Nach} 77... Na4 {the steed cannot be reliably fenced in}78. Kd5
Nb2 79. Be3 Nd3 80. Ke4 Ne1 80... Nb2 81. Kd4 )81. Bf2 Nc2 82. Kd5 Nb4+
83. Kd6 (83. Kc4 Nc6 ) 83... Nd3 84. Be3 Nf4 85. h4 gxh4 86. Bxf4 h3 87. Ke5
h2 88. Bxh2 Kg5) 78. Bg1 {The bishop leaves the knight's zone of
influence and the white king separates and dominates the black forces.
} Ke6 (78... Nd1 79. Kd3 Nb2+ 80. Kc3 Na4+ 81. Kb3) (78... Na4 79. Kc4 Ke5 80. Kb3 Kf4 81. Bh2+ Kf3 82. Kxa4 Kg2 83.
h4) 79. Kc3 Na4+ (79... Nd1+ 80. Kc2) 80. Kb3 Kd5 81. Kxa4 Ke4 82. Bh2
Kf3 83. Bd6 Kg2 84. h4 1-0