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Louis Bigot vs Cecil Purdy
World Correspondence Chess Championship Preliminary Tourname (1947) (correspondence), ?
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  0-1

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Dec-18-04
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  Benzol: White should have bailed out to a drawn ending with 55.♖xh6
May-05-08  RandomVisitor: Is 63.Bc4 good enough to hold the draw?

There is 17.Nxf6+ Bxf6 18.Be4 Qd7 19.Be3 or 17.a4 b4 18.Nxf6+.

23.a4

May-05-08
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  Zenchess: Sure looks like it to me. I think White rejected the exchange on move 55 because he thought he was the only one with winning chances and didn't see that king rush.
Sep-05-08
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  whiteshark: <RandomVisitor: <Is 63.Bc4 good enough to hold the draw? >>


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Yes, it is.

Dec-25-08  Clavius: Purdy describes this as his "hardest game", having to fight his way back into the game after the overly ambitious 13...d5. Purdy analyzed so deeply that computer analysis even in 2008 is probably not as good. Nevertheless, Hiarcs 12 MP confirms that the only move that holds the draw after 62...Kf3 is 63.Bc4 which would likely be followed by 63...Kf2 64.Ra2 Rxa2 65.Bxa2.
Jul-05-09
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  Benzol: The "Quote of the Day" by Purdy could certainly have applied to this game.
Feb-12-10
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  GrahamClayton: Purdy use some pyschological tactics during the endgame, by sending conditional moves showing that the game would be drawn if White exchanged rooks. thus hoping that Bigot would look for another, possibly worse move. This is what happened after 59.h3. To quote Purdy: "I saw that there was one 59th move that might lose for White. By carefully giving conditionals against the other plausible moves, I thought I might head him into it."

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