By Max Euwe
This e-book deals transparent, thorough insurance of crucial, usually encountered endgame events. 331 examples are analyzed (each with its personal diagram), together with 30 examples of Queen endings, and a hundred examples every one of pawn endings, minor piece endings and rook endings. "The most sensible publication for the student..."—Cleveland Chess Bulletin.
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42 1. Qg8 ? Kf5 ! 1. Qb3 ! Threats 2. Q f 7 x x , 2. Qe6 x X and 2. Qf3 x X. B moved 2. Q f 7 x X. 1... either P moved 2. Qe6 x X. Kf5 2. Q f 3 x X. Mate in two 26 No. B any 2 . Q x f 2 x x . But White has no spare move ! The three separated. mates are thus This is called the 'Threat separation' theme, also known as the 'Fleck' theme. 18- SEVEN IS THE LIMIT No. 43 Eu. ALEKSEEV 'Shakhmaty v SSSR', January, 1981 1... Ra3 2. Qc2 x X. Self-blocks. This last also shows Black correction. T h e Black B is only to p l u g a l .
Kc3 2. Qc5X X. Pure mate. The theme here is 'Block-threat'. No. 77 EUGENE N E U H A U S 'American Chess Bulletin'', September-October, 1940 No. 76 H I L D I N G FROBERG 'Deutsche Schachzeitung\ May, 1983 Mate in two Mate in two No. 76 1. Nb5 ? l . . K x b 8 2. Qc7x X. l . . R x b 8 2. Qc6x X. R anywhere along a-file ! & there is no mate next move. 1. Nd7 ? l . . R x a 7 2. Qc6x X. Ka6 2. Q b 6 x X. R anywhere along 8-th row ! & again there is no mate next move. The solution is 1. Qc6-f ! l .
Ka6 2. R d 6 x X. mate yet again. Kc7 2. Q x a 5 x X. This is an ideal mate away from the edge of the board. Kc5 2. Q d 4 x X. B. This was, however, first published in the 'Birmingham News', 1897. No. 83 The key 1. R (c)b8 is waiting. c4 2. R b 4 x X. c4 2. R x c 4 x X. N moved 2. R a 5 x X. No. B. This is one of those rare Miniature Two-movers where White has only minor pieces against Black's QNo. 85 ANDERS E. WESTER 'The Hindu', 20th September, 1970 Mate in two No. 84 MIKLOSCH S. LOCKER 'The Problemist\ 1968 Mate in two No.
A Guide to Chess Endings by Max Euwe