Sunday, September 15, 2013

Réti Endgame Position

One of the most famous endgame studies was created by Richard Réti, one of the early advocates of the "Hypermodern" style of play. He also created endgame studies, but none have surpassed the fame of this one:

This position looks completely lost for white: Black's pawn seems unstoppable, and Black can just nom on whites pawn when he wants to. How ever, white can pull of a seemingly miracle draw:

This study has led to many spin-offs and similar ones. A great example of saving a seemingly lost game.