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Which Pieces to Trade?

Some days ago while checking the exercises for my students I stumbled upon one that I saw in a practical game. The player with the White pieces, Julien Saada was my teammate of that time in my French team and the game that he played was decisive for the outcome of the match. If he had a chance to make a draw we would have won the match and qualify for Top 16 (the highest division of that time). Unfortunately, in the time trouble he could not find the correct solution.
Will you?
The general rule in endgames like that is to try and get rid of the opponent's pawns. They are the potential queens, thus the light pieces are not that valuable any more with less number of pawns on the board.
Fortresses like a light piece versus a rook (no pawns left!) should be searched for.
If Julien had remembered that the draw would be achievable.

Comments


  • 15 months ago

    Vanhelsing81

    ОДЛИЧЕН ПОТЕГ

  • 15 months ago

    Sharma_mayank

    thanks i always had problem to think about the trades in endgames

  • 15 months ago

    DeadPaladin

    Thank you. I find it difficult to always find the best moves in end games positions like this.

  • 17 months ago

    hakim2005

    thank u GM

  • 17 months ago

    sanjeev525

    very nice Article

  • 17 months ago

    blaow

    Thank you for the very instructive example.

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