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Efim Bogoljubov vs Akiba Rubinstein
Stockholm (1919), Stockholm SWE, rd 9
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Fritz Variation (C57)  ·  0-1



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Apr-16-05  Whitehat1963: The master of the rook and pawn endings shows his stuff.
Oct-07-08  I Offer You A Resign: What's wrong with Kg7 at the end? It seems like maybe he might be able to hold the position?
Oct-07-08  Shams: <I Offer You A Resign> white doesn't need the h-pawn to win: 61.♔g7 ♔d5 and now 62.♔xh6 ♔e5 or 62. f6 ♔e6 and in both cases the pawns fall easily.
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  tamar: <What's wrong with Kg7 at the end? It seems like maybe he might be able to hold the position?>

if 61 Rg7 Rg3+ puts the question to the King.

Then 62 Kxh6 Kd5 catches the f pawn

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  tamar: Or Shams way works too :)
Oct-07-08  Shams: <tamar> on general principle, though, you're right-- push the king around right away with Rg3+.
Nov-11-08  I Offer You A Resign: Just played it out. Thanks!
Jun-10-18  zanzibar: Oh, goodness gracious, Bogo(*) gives 26...Reb8 two exclamation marks!!

And he marks 26.Ne4 a mistake.

(*) TFS G3445 annotations.

Jun-10-18  zanzibar: 56.Rxa3+ is a moment of insanity by Bogo.

I wonder if Bogo thought he was playing for a win when he played 54.f4 ... hmmm?

Jun-11-18  mike1: not much of a game really... except for Bogo's meltdown. SF says: ) =0.00 (39 ply) 58.Kxf6 Kb3 59.Ra1 Kb2 60.Rf1 a2 61.f5 a1=Q 62.Rxa1 Kxa1 63.Kg6 Ra4 64.Kxh6 (instead of 58.f5)
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  keypusher: <zanzibar: 56.Rxa3+ is a moment of insanity by Bogo.>

Indeed. CG SF has a showy line after 59.Ra1:

59....Kb2 60.Rf1 a2 61.Kxf6 Ra4 62.Kg7 Rf4(!) 63.Rxf4(!) a1=Q 64.f6 Kc2 65.Kxh6 Qe5 66.f7!! (giving up the rook with check) 66....Qxf4+ 67.Kg7

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Of course this is a draw even without the h-pawn, as SF demonstrates: 67....Qd4+ 68.Kg8 Qg4+ 69.Kh8 Qxh4+ 70.Kg8 Qg5+ 71.Kh8, etc.

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