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[restored topic] Endgames with Leopard

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:24 am
by musketeerchess
[real post date : Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:04 am]

The principle is the same for Leopard and Archbishop (Leopard is a Limited Archbishop, with the Bishop movements limited to one or two squares)

We begin from the following position:

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The maneuvering is "simple", cut off the Board for the opponent king and block it on the 1st file.
1.Kf1 Lf5 2. Ke1 Lg7 3. Kd2 Le5 4. Ke3 Kd6 5. Ke4 Ke6 6. Ke3 Kd5 7. Kd2 Lf4+ 8. Ke1 Ke5 9. Kd1 Le3+ 10. Ke2 Ke4
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Then, follow the mate in the corner !

11. Ke1 Lc4 12. Kf1 Kf3 13. Ke1 Lb3
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The white King is now stuck on the 1st file and the Leopard will push it in the corner and then mate.
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14. Kf1 Lc2 15. Kg1 Kg3 16. Kf1 Ld3+ 17. Kg1 Kh3 18. Kh1 Lf2 mate
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