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Hannes Hlifar Stefansson vs Viktor Korchnoi
European Team Championship (2005), Gothenburg SWE, rd 3, Aug-01
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C14)  ·  0-1



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Oct-17-06  notyetagm: Korchnoi makes chess look easy: wins three pawns, give two of them back, and then win the pawn up rook endgame.
Oct-17-06  notyetagm: Could a strong endgame player please post how this game should end?


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  tpstar: Fritz 7 Deep Position Analysis [20MB]:

1) 55. Rg1 g2 56. Ke3 Rg3+ 57. Kd4 Kf4 58. Kc5 [-4.81/18]

2) 55. Rg1 g2 56. Kf2 Kf4 57. Rd1 g1=Q+ 58. Rxg1 [-9.34/20]

White cannot capture the Pg3 since that trades down into a lost K&P endgame = 55. Rxg3? Rxg3+ 56. Kxg3 Ke4 57. a4 b4 etc., or 57. a3 Kd3 58. Kf3 Kc3 59. b4 ab (59 ... a4 also works) 60. ab Kxb4 61. Ke3 Kc3 wins.

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