Karsten Müller’s Endgame Magic #169: Endgame highlights from the FIDE Grand Swiss in Riga

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11/8/2021 – The FIDE Grand Swiss in Riga just ended, Alireza Firouzja finished sole first with 8.0/11, half a point ahead of Fabiano Caruana. Both qualified for the Candidates. The tournament in Riga brought many interesting games and many interesting endgames. In the Endgame Magic Show #169 Karsten Müller and Thomas Stark look at some of the endgame highlights. | You can watch the Endgame Magic Show on-demand with a ChessBase Premium account.

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Endgame Magic #169

Endgames with opposite coloured bishops are often fascinating. They tend to be drawish but they also often contain surprising strategic and tactical possibilities.

The position below is from a game between N. Meshkovs - D. Swiercz, and it is Black to move. On first sight the position looks like a draw but Swiercz found a hidden win. Can you do the same?


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