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Lev Polugaevsky vs Alexander I Zakharov
USSR Championship (1963), Leningrad URS, rd 1, Nov-24
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. General (E91)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  GrahamClayton: The White King will make it to f1, from where it cannot be dislodged.
Jul-15-12  vinidivici: the problem for black with 54...Bxb2 is after white 55.Kxc7, black cant do nothing to prevent black to make unbreakable fortress with marching his king to f1 or h1 square.

Im very sure 54... Ra7 is better but i dont know if that is a win. But with the bishop addition i think black has a good chance at the endgame.

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  Honza Cervenka: 49...Rc1 (threatening 50...c4#) 50.Rc2 c4+! wins instantly.

In move 34 black missed a nice winning shot 34...Rxf3+!! with idea 35.gxf3 Ra1+ 36.Ke2 (36.Kg2 Rg1#) 36...g2 -+

Similar motif was possible also in the next move 35...Rfxf3+!! -+

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