By Nikolay Minev, Yasser Seirawan
Rook endgames symbolize nearly half all endings reached in grasp video games, so, it is important that chess gamers completely familiarize themselves with this severe a part of endgame research. enhance knowing and play of those most crucial endings, with those transparent, complete causes.
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G5 is good for White. f6 ! I n return for losing his queen, White sets up a deadly see-saw, which ultimately makes deci sive material gains. 25 ... xh6+ White has collected three extra pawns . R. Reti - A. Alekh ine Baden-Baden 1925 Alekhine has just played 17 . h3-g4 ! By repeated offers to exchange bishops, he either forces a draw, or extracts a concession from White. g4 Reti avoids the repetition, and plays for the win. :tel h4 23 a4 hxg3 24 hxg3 'ilfc7 25 b5! axb5 26 axb5 l:te3! A fantastic idea, threatening 27 .
However, 1 8. '�g7 doesn't fare any better after 1 9 l:te7 ! b4+ 'itg7 1 9 . . e7 ti'd7 (20 . . d7 wins) 21 'i'xf6 t2Je8 keeps Black in the game, but his position re mains constricted. 20 l:te7! dxc4 20. . xe7 wins, as 2 1 .. c3 'itt g 8 23 'ii'f6. 20 . . c3 is very good for White, who threatens 22 t2Je6+. 21 t2Jxc6! 'iid3 2 l . c3+ mates. xf7+! This move forces a speedy mate. 22 ... e8+! 1-0 Chess News in Brief Lasker easily defeats Janowski in a ten-game match. An up-and-coming player, Alexander Ale khine, wins the All-Russian Championship.
If8 16 exf6 dxc3 17 1i'e2+ �d8 18 0-0-0 White is more concerned with catching the black king in the centre than with defending his pawns. 18 ... 'ii'xf4+ 19 �b1 �c7 20 l:lhfi 'ifg5 21 h4! The queen is forced to a less active square. id4 24 l:lxd7+! One can hardly criticize this wonderful idea, but 24 bxc3 looks like a simpler win. 24 . ie5 27 ttJxe5 Setting up an extremely powerful battery. ••. Lasker outclasses Janowski 9 112- 1 112 in an other challenge. Schlechter wins the German Open Champi onship ahead of Duras and Nimzowitsch.