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Lajos Portisch vs Anthony Saidy
"Quiet Manoeuvres" (game of the day Jul-01-2021)
San Antonio (1972), San Antonio, TX USA, rd 13, Dec-05
Slav Defense: Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: It would appear that Saidy adjourned the game and decided not to continue. Good example of how to play a middle game without Queens.
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  al wazir: <An Englishman: It would appear that Saidy adjourned the game and decided not to continue.> I hope someone will explain the winning continuation. I don't see it.
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  HeMateMe: white will continue to gain tempi by advancing his king and creating mating threats with the rook and pawns. the black king has no cover from the checks.
Sep-24-18  RookFile: After capturing on h2, black can run his g pawn down the board, but it must be too slow.
Sep-24-18  saturn2: I just tried out two continuations to convince myself it is really 1-0

43...Rxh2 44. e5 Rd2+ 45. Ke3 Rh2 46. Rb7+ Kg8 47. f6 g4 48. f7+ Kf8 49. e6 g3

43 ..Rxh2 44. e5 g4 45. Rb7+ Kf8 46. f6 g3 47. Rg7 h5 48. e6 h4 49. e7+ Ke8 50. Rg8+

<RookFile black can run his g pawn down the board> I think black cannot support the pawn with the rook well whilst white can come to g7 with the rook as in my second example.

Jul-01-21  Muttley101: <saturn2> I think white plays 44. Ke5, not 44. e5, in response to 23 ... R:h2. Black can't prevent 45, Rc7+ confining black's king to the back rank and the white king penetrates further. The technique in these endings is to combine mating threats with promotion threats. Perhaps 44. e5 wins too, but it's preferable to include the king in the support of the passed pawns plus setting up the mating net imho.
Jul-01-21  Brenin: A well-judged resignation: material is equal after 43 ... Rxh2, but Black's position is hopeless. Portisch went on to tie for first with Karpov and Petrosian on 10.5/15, while Saidy finished last but one on 3.5.

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