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Endgame study with wrong solution in Karpov book


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    rrx666

    I could not believe when I found that.

    In the The Mosaic Chess book of A. Karpov and E. Guik, Fifty remarkable miniatures chapter, Raduga publishing house, 1984, (My version book is in spanish) case study number 24 there are the following position:

    Aparently all is ok, and whithe win in all variants analized here, but one of them has an incomplete analysis

    Karpov did not see this variant or I am crazy ?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    _Chess_Boy_

    That is a nice endgame :)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    Ziryab

    My favorite CD--The Best of Chess Informant: Anatoly Karpov--has a "play like Karpov" endgame exercise where you must find suboptimal moves. Karpov found a draw in a winning position. If you find the win, you get the problem wrong.

     

    All books have errors; some far more than others. You want names of the worst books: go to Edward Winter's site (he has a list).

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    dervich

    That book you own is an absolute masterpiece, I have one exactly identical to yours...but mine has signatures by Karpov, Miles and Spassky  SmileCool

    However, there is in fact a small bad print:

    Page 247, C.Schlechter - P. Meitner, the 2nd move is hxg4+ not fxg4+

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    DieHardGiantsFan

    eric c. 8. kh1 for black leads to a draw by either:

    8. kh1 9. rxg7 draw

    8.kh1 9. Something Else 9. g1=Q 10. rxg1+ 10. kxg1 draw

    If anyone else has a better solution for black, please share.
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    rrx666

    DieHardGiantsFan wrote:

    eric c. 8. kh1 for black leads to a draw by either:

    8. kh1 9. rxg7 draw

    8.kh1 9. Something Else 9. g1=Q 10. rxg1+ 10. kxg1 draw

     

    If anyone else has a better solution for black, please share.

     4. ... g2

    5. Rf8  Kh2

    How the white win?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    orangehonda

    DieHardGiantsFan wrote:

    eric c. 8. kh1 for black leads to a draw by either:

    8. kh1 9. rxg7 draw

    8.kh1 9. Something Else 9. g1=Q 10. rxg1+ 10. kxg1 draw

     

    If anyone else has a better solution for black, please share.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    DieHardGiantsFan

    Nice one OrangeHonda!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    Gambitknight

    DieHardGiantsFan wrote:

    eric c. 8. kh1 for black leads to a draw by either:

    8. kh1 9. rxg7 draw

    8.kh1 9. Something Else 9. g1=Q 10. rxg1+ 10. kxg1 draw

     

    If anyone else has a better solution for black, please share.

    Your line makes a fatal assumption.  White is under no compulsion to take the pawn.


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