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Bartlomiej Macieja vs Luke McShane
SmartFish Chess Masters (2005), Drammen NOR, rd 6, Jan-02
Indian Game: London System (A48)  ·  1-0

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Jan-02-05  hintza: 81...dxc5? lost this for McShane after 82.Kc3! He could have drawn with 81...f2.
Jan-03-05  dorn: <hintza: 81...dxc5? lost this for McShane> Time trouble. Instructive ending, classical Lucena's position after 92. move.
Jan-03-05  hintza: <dorn> Absolutely. Presumably McShane expected 82.Kxc5. As for the Lucena position, McShane could have safely resigned at move 82.
Jan-03-05  euripides: After 82 cd one might reach an intersting ending of K+2P vs. R. Even though the pawns are doubled, they are strong, but the black king is close enough to draw. E.g. 82 cd Rxh7 83 Rxf2 (if Rf8 then ...Rh3 will force the rook sacrifice anyway) Kxf2 84 Kc5 Ke3 85 Kc6 Ke4 86 d7 Rxd7 87 Kxd7 Kxd5.
Jan-14-05
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  patzer2: After infiltrating the Black Queenside with the White Queen, White's 42. Ne4! forces the exchange of Queens, enabling the win of the isolated pawn with advantage.
Jun-04-05
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  cu8sfan: Very smart by McShane to actually play it out. His name will be in any new book on rook endings. (-:

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