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Joshua Waitzkin vs Eric Moskow
Marshall/Moskow Int. (1993), ?, rd 1
French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Variation (C01)  ·  1-0



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Jan-02-06  Knight13: Josh's endgame play shows patience and he slowly and slowly pushed his opponent back and won the game. Not to mention it's a bishop of opposite color endgame!
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  kenilworthian: I think it was Botvinnik who liked to say that the strategy for winning a pawn-up opposite color bishop ending is to create "trousers," meaning a pair of separated passed pawns that eventually make it impossible for the opponent's bishop to stop both of them at the same time. Waitzkin follows that strategy brilliantly here, and the game is a textbook win.
Sep-02-20  Granny O Doul: I think Black should hold this ending. Instead of 46...Kd8, leave the king where it is, to deal with White's g-pawn and instead play, let's say, ...a5. White can push to a4 and try for the c5 break, but as long as my bishop is ready to defend the a5 pawn with Be1-d2-c3 or run back to defend the c7 pawn with Bg3-f4-e5, I don't see how White progresses.

Note only that b4 and d6 are unfavorable squares for Black's bishop because White's c5 break will break Black's line of communication between the two key points.

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