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Lajos Tipary vs David Bronstein
Budapest-Moscow (1949), Budapest HUN, rd 8, Mar-??
Horwitz Defense: General (A40)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-10-05  Resignation Trap: Botvinnik wasn't overly impressed by his upcoming opponent's play in this game, if his notes are any indication: "Dutch. 'Br' exploited well his opponent's weak play, but he made isolated strong moves (against many waiting moves!). Apparently 'Br' has nothing against prolonging the time, not concerning himself with artistic completeness.

Even so played well, exploiting all kinds of chance factors, adjourned in what should have been a won ending. On the resumption dragged things out, but this apparently did not save him from time trouble - his brain was evidently working badly. Obviously did not know the rook ending with a rook's pawn. In the end fatigue and a draw. Evidently a typical good <weak> game by 'Br'."

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  g15713: E. 1.0
Black to move at 54

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Material is even but Black has a positional win

Stockfish gives:

1) -2.89 (30 ply) 54...Rh1 55.g4 Rf1+ 56.Ke2 Rb1 57.gxf5 Rxb3 58.f6 Kxf6 59.Re4 Rb4 etc.

Game continued:

54...Rh2 55. g4 Rb2 56. gxf5 Kxf5 57. Rd3 Rb1 58. Rc3 g4+ 59. Kg3 Kg5 60. Rd3 Rf1 61. Kg2 Rf3 62. Rc3 Kf6 63. Rd3 Kf5 64. Kh2 g3+ 65. Kg2 Ke4 66. Rd4+ Kxe3 67. Rg4 Ke2 68. Rg7 Rxb3 69. Rxc7 Kd3 70. Kxg3 Ke4+ 71. Kg4 Ke5 72. Rc8 Rb1 73. Re8+ Kd4 74. Rd8 Kxc4 75. Rxd6 Kc5 76. Rd8 Rf1 77. Kg5 Rf3 78. Rd7 Rd3 79. Rc7+ Kxd5

E. 1.1
White to move at move 80

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Black is winning:

Game continued:
80. Rd7+ Kc4 81. Rc7+

E. 1.2
Black to move at 81

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Jozsef Pinter in his book <7 Men>

<"White King is sufficiently removed from the queenside and Black easily wins, heading the King in the direction of pawns.">

One example would be:
81...Kb3 82. Rb7 Kxa4 83. Rxb6 Rf3 - Black wins according to Shredder

Black is winning:

E. 1.3
White to move

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If White's king is cut off by five files then he is dead lost. - <John Nunn>

Going back to diagram E. 1.2

Black played instead 81...Kd4 then one has a diagram E. 1.4
White to move at 82

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<"However, the move in the game does not spoil the win, however, complicates it." - Pinter>

Game continuation:

82. Kf5 Rb3 83. Ke6 Rc3
<"Playing without a definite plan." - Pinter>
84. Rh7 Rc4 85. Rh3 Kc5 86. Ra3 Kb4 87. Ra1 Kc3
88. Rc1+ Kd3 89. Ra1 Kc2 90. Kd5 Rb4 91. Rh1 Kb3
92. Ra1 Rxa4 93. Rb1+ Kc3 94. Rxb6 Rh4 95. Rc6+

E. 1.5
Black to move at 95

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Pinter says 95...Kb3 wins which is confirmed by Shredder

Black is winning:

Game continuation went instead:
Black played 95...Kd3??

96. Rg6! draws Kc3 97. Kc5 Rb4 98. Rg3+ Kb2
99. Rg2+ Ka3 100. Rg1 Ka2 1/2-1/2

E. 1.6
Final position

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