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Svetozar Gligoric vs Borislav Kostic
Yugoslav Championship (1947), Ljubljana YUG, rd 2, Oct-06
Tarrasch Defense: Swedish Variation, Central Break (D33)  ·  1-0



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  plang: 13 Qxc4 was new; 13 Bg5 had been played in Euwe-Stoltz Zaanstreek 1946 (White won). Gligoric felt that 15 Qe2! was the key move after which White had strong pressure against the Black queenside. Gligoric's slow squeeze tn the double-rook endgame is quite impressive.
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69..Ra8 & 70..Rh8 made this ending easier for Gligoric. To play hard-ball Black should dig in and defend along the 4th rank and then the 5th rank.

eg 69..Kd5 70 Kb3 Ra8 71 h4 Rb8+ 72 Ka2 (White has to be careful: 72 Ka4? Rh8 only draws due to sudden passivity) 72..Rh8 73 Rh3 Rh5 74 Kb3 Ke5

As a general principle, don't give ground in endings unless you are forced to.

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