By Jonathan Hawkins

ISBN-10: 1936277409

ISBN-13: 9781936277407

How did Jonathan Hawkins be capable of move from being a normal event competitor to a participant near to clinching the Grandmaster name? the key used to be realizing what to check and the way to benefit as successfully as attainable. Focusing his recognition firmly at the endgame, Jonathan devised a couple of construction blocks and pointed out a couple of vitally important parts of analysis. the results of his exertions was once a meteoric upward push during the ranks, as he grew to become firmly verified as a favorite GM killer at the English event circuit. those pages show the secrets and techniques of his notebooks for the 1st time. IM Hawkins provides targeted fabric aimed that can assist you turn into an improved sensible participant, one armed with a deeper realizing of key elements of chess. A cautious research of the teachings offered during this publication may still let the chess scholar to realize major development.

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E5 *g5 46 Black to play Lesson 3. *g7 8. *h5 Sticking rigidly to our principles. h6 White can reply 9. 4 g4! heading for f4 with the king and eventually reach the winning version of Building Block B . *f5 * f 7 10. g4 and next White will access the critical square e6 of the h6-pawn (and thus winning this pawn). Of course White is totally winning thanks to keeping his pawn on g2. A l l that remains is the now familiar calculation. 11. *g8 12. g4*g8 9. *h6 * h 8 13. g5 * h 8 10. h5 *g8 14. g6 Black resigns, 1-0 S U M M A R Y OF IDEAS There are many theoretical and general lessons to be taken from this chapter, which have all been pointed out a number of times in summaries already, so I will not repeat them all now.

Dxe6 2. 4>xe6! instead wins (in the endgame with g- and h-pawns this was not possible since it would have left us with only a single h-pawn). ( Instead Black tries the stalemate defense by ignoring the pawn. This works very well in the g- and h-pawn position, but does not work here. Notice this is almost a 'worst case' for White, but still it is winning. 2. *e5! No stalemates today Here no reserve tempi (or indeed any particular care) are needed. We will examine only one possible resulting position.

11. *g8 12. g4*g8 9. *h6 * h 8 13. g5 * h 8 10. h5 *g8 14. g6 Black resigns, 1-0 S U M M A R Y OF IDEAS There are many theoretical and general lessons to be taken from this chapter, which have all been pointed out a number of times in summaries already, so I will not repeat them all now. However there are two key messages I would like to highlight: > In chess we use our experience and knowledge to formulate ideas in the position. Based on these patterns and ideas we decide what needs to be done, be it a short or long plan.

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