What is your favorite endgame position

rychessmaster1
Mine is vancura
IMRonilm1204

Philidor. 

IsaZekaGjilan

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Mine is vancura

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ThrillerFan

Epilette Mate

rychessmaster1
What?
ThrillerFan
rychessmaster1 wrote:
What?

Are you saying "what?" to my reply?  So you are asking about one's favorite named endgame position without even knowing all the basic ones?  Ftaznic (spelling?) had mate in one against me (I resigned) with Epilette's Mate in South Carolina in I believe 2008.  It can be anywhere on the edge of the board.  I believe this one would have been WRc1, WRe1, WKd1, BQd3.  The mated King can be on any non-corner square on the edge of the board, his own rooks to each side of his own king and the opposing queen two squares away from the king.

rychessmaster1
Sorry I forgot
Trexler3241

(wherever the white king is)

Lordananas

king, knight and bishop vs king

rychessmaster1
#9 maybe on h8?
ghost_of_pushwood

This one's amusing (and it even almost happened to me once).  Black to move and lose...take the Black pawn away though and it's a draw (1... Kf7 2 Bh7 Kf6):

 

ghost_of_pushwood

Oh yeah, and with the White king on g3 it's a win even without the Black pawn (1... Kf7 2 Bh7 Kf6 3 Kh4).

Deranged
White to play and win. This is a fun one grin.png
 

 

rychessmaster1
Deranged wrote:
White to play and win. This is a fun one
 

 

Winning after 1. b8N+ Kd6 2. Nxa6 is NOT fun

KeSetoKaiba
rychessmaster1 wrote:
Deranged wrote:
White to play and win. This is a fun one
 

 

Winning after 1. b8N+ Kd6 2. Nxa6 is NOT fun

I found the Knight promotion almost instantly. The Knight and Bishop checkmate is an interesting one indeed. I've studied it a good amount, so I have faith that I would convert it into a win. However, under tournament pressure, or low time controls/time pressure - I wouldn't call it "fun." Calling it "fun" would be my post-game analysis and showing off the game in "game showcase" or something, but only AFTER the win was converted. In the moment, I think "intense" or careful" better summarizes the position. 

I know the winning techniques, but I still worry about botching up a won endgame - there is nothing "fun" if that happens. (Looking back - I'd call it "fun" but only AFTER the game is converted)

RubenHogenhout

I like         White:  King on e6 Rook on a7 Bishop on e5.

                 Black:  King on e8 Rook on d1.

Trexler3241

 

Trexler3241

RubenHogenhout wrote:

I like         White:  King on e6 Rook on a7 Bishop on e5.

                 Black:  King on e8 Rook on d1.

 

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