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Katarina Beskow vs Sven Johan Bjurulf
Gothenburg C (1920), Gothenburg SWE, rd 3, Aug-05
Sicilian Defense: Pin Variation (B40)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  kevin86: This is the elementary draw of ♕ vs ♗ishop's ♙awn. Where normally white can gain a tempo for his king to approach by forcing the king in front of the pawn,here black has a neat resource. He abandons the pawn because it is immune to capture due to stalemate. Black's threat remains c1 (Q). White will always be forced to check or pin the pawn-a draw is assured.
Jul-10-04  midknightblue: similarly a draw can be obtained when it is Q vs advanced Rook pawn.
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  kevin86: In that case the draw is the opposite:the weaker player gladly moves the rook in front of the pawn. The king is thus imprisoned and the stronger player must release the king or stalemate is present.


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White would love to move to f2 and mate on f1---but alas,Qf2 is stalemate.

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  OhioChessFan: I would love to be able to play a move like 31 Qg3. It would be hard not to smirk.

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