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John Racker Medley vs John Finch
Ries' Divan Tournament (1849), London ENG, rd 1
French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Variation (C01)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: <54.g6!> would have won immediately, this move is a useful trick in such pawn endings.
Jul-05-04  mack: Ouch, what an ending.
Aug-02-04  Knight13: Sad ending for Black.
Dec-01-05  Pawsome: 48. Rxd5 is the slow way. Instead 48. Rxc6! Bxc6 49. Kxc6 and white has the opposition. E.g. 49 .... Kd8 50. Kd6 Ke8 51. Kc7 Kf8 52. Kd7 Kg8 53 Ke8 (or e7) is curtains.
Dec-03-05  Chess Addict: Black is in zugzwang
Dec-09-05  cuendillar: Another clear improvement is 53.Kc7! when black can do nothing but retreat until his pawn falls. 53.Kc7 Kf8 54.Ke8 Kh7! 55.Kxf7 Kh8 56.g6! (56.Ke7 wins too) a3 57.g7+ Kh7 58.g8=Q+ Kh6 59.Qg6#
Dec-15-05  vinohradska: 54.g6? And then what?
Dec-20-05  dreadpiratejosh: 54 g6 wins. if 54. ... fxg6 55. f7 and queens, if 54. ... Ke8 55. g7 and queens.
Dec-23-05  azi: This seemed a pretty ordinary ending to me...rather predictable, no surprises...?
Jan-20-09  WhiteRook48: great play to force through a promotion.
Feb-15-09  WhiteRook48: I would force white to play through the KQ vs K mate
Jan-18-10  nuwanda:

but why giving back the exchange? wouldnt 48.Kb6 be mate in four?


Jan-18-10  blackburne: 52.g6 win
Apr-21-10  Bridgeburner: <nuwanda> 48 Kb6 met by 48...Kf8 and King flees to the bolt hole at h7.
May-24-14  matzleeach: 52.g6!!(52...d8 53.g7 black must stay put guarding g8, white then munch a4 pawn)52...fxg6 53.f7 win queen next move.
Jul-02-14  bystander: I do not understand the moves 8 Bf6x and 9 Qh5. White lost a pawn but what compensation does he have for it?
Jul-03-14  bystander: 18) Ne4? Kg7? Black can take pawn a2 over here and mantain two pawns up. After 19 Nc5 Ba2x white can take pawn b7. Instead of 19.. Ba2x, 19.. Bc8 and 20)..b6 looks more solid.
Jul-03-14  bystander: My sillicon monster does not like 26..Nb5? at all. After this move it claims the advantage shifts from black to white. It prefers to move away with the black king (to avoid Nf5+ or Ne6x+ from white) or to block the d-file and attack the white knight with 26..Nd5
Jul-03-14  bystander: <jan-18-10, nuwanda:but why giving back the exchange? wouldnt 48.Kb6 be mate in four?> I agree! 48... Kf8 <Apr-21-10 Bridgburner> is not correct because of 49 Rd8 ++.
Jul-04-14  bystander: <Dec-23-05, Azi:This seemed a pretty ordinary ending to me...rather predictable, no surprises...?> I fully agree on this one. Some nite tactics, but basically straight forward. But if you use the engame explorer, and select Pawn ending 1. King and Pawn vs King, this is the first endgame you get. Maybe that draws some attention to this game.
Nov-14-15  j3st3da8om3: 52.Kc7 is better move and it's way to take black pawn on f7.This is simple way for promote queen. Game will be continued 52.Kc7 Kf8 53.Kd8 Kg8 Ke8 54.Ke7 ... White has a queen.Black pawn he will taked with queen that is not big problem
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  MDKnight: 52. g6
Apr-28-17  chessgame901:

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Apr-28-17  chessgame901: then the pawn will be queen white will win so black decided to leave the game

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