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Daniel Abraham Yanofsky vs Andrew Rowland Benedick Thomas
British Championship (1953), Hastings ENG, rd 11, Aug-21
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1-0

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Nov-01-03
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  patzer2: 29...Kf8?? is black's losing blunder, punished by 30. Re1! This unusual pin forces an exchange that results in a winning double attack, gaining either the exchange or mating as in the game continuation.

Best was 29...Bd8! 30. Re1 Bc6 31. Re5 Bf6 32. Rxc5 Rxc5 33. Bxc5 Bd5 34. Kg3 Kh7 35. b4 Bc6 36. Bd6 Ba4 37. Kg4 with only a small white advantage according to Fritz 8(+0.66 @17/33 depth & 692kN/s). Doing a deep analysis with Fritz at the end of the above analysis indicates best play to follow is 37...Bxc2 38. Ne5 Bxe5 39. Bxe5 Kg6 40. f3 Bxd3 41. Bxd4 f6 42. Kg3 Kf5 43. Bb6 Ke6 44. Kg4 g6 45. Bc7 Bf5+ with a level position (+ 0.19 & 18/33 depth & 694kN/s).

So 28...Bd8!, instead of 28...Kf8??, would probably have held the position with a draw for black.

Nov-02-03  Calli: <Patzer2> Maybe, but White should not have allowed the Bd8 possibility. A move earlier, 29.Re1 looks winning:

29...Bd8 30.Bxd4. If 29...Bf8 30.Bd6 Bc6 31.Bxf8 Kxf8 32.Ra1 or 29... Bf6 30.Bxf6 gxf6 31.Ra1. Black is helpless against Nd6, Nxb7, Rxa6

Nov-02-03
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  patzer2: <Calli> Hadn't looked at that possibility since white didn't play 29. Re1. However, I agree that 29. Re1! is a very good move and looks strong, practically forcing the loss of the black pawn on a6! At a glance, I'm not sure if gaining the pawn advantage is a sure win for white. My best guess, without doing any deep analysis, is that black might still have drawing chances -- but nothing more. In any event, congratulations on finding a great resource in 29. Re1! which white overlooked.
Mar-26-20
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  WTHarvey: White wins:


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