Sunday, January 8, 2012

Endgame Studies

Endgame studies are Beasts! It is totally frustrating to see those constructed positions with just a handful pawns and pieces and forsee that you will never be able to solve it and probably not able to understand most of the solution.

It was a pleasant surprise to almost solve a study that popped up during my morning Tactics Trainer drills at

The problem above appears to be a study and it is both instructive and solvable. Is 2012 the Year of the Endgame?

1 comment:

  1. Nice study.

    In the study it's as if 1. ... Kxe5 is the only move. But I wonder if there is a sideline that deals with what happens after 1. ... Rd7?

    Yes, 2012 is the year of the Endgame. Afterall, according some calenders this is the last year the world excists. :-)