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Wang Hao vs Vladimir Malakhov
World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-27
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-28-05  Aussiechessfan: Someone point out the obvious for me here: Why doesn't white play 48. Rxa7 and then try and swap off rooks?
Nov-28-05  Topocalypse: 48. Rxa7 Ra4 49. Rxa4 Bxa4 50. Kf3 Bc6+ 51. Kf2 Kg4
Nov-28-05  vampiero: i disagree, even in your line 50. Ke3 would be better because White's dark-squared bishop is protecting the g3-pawn and Whites king is free to march on over to the a-file to attempt to promote his a-pawn. I think 48. Rxa7 is winning for White
Nov-28-05  supertimchan: Its drawn even with 48.Rxa7. After 48.Rxa7 Ra4 49.Rxa4 Bxa4 the position is dead drawn. Black's king should move to the a8 corner immediately thus preventing the a pawn turning into queen. At the same time the black bishop protects the light squares and prevent the g pawn to advance. If white advances the g pawn, black must sacrifice the bishop for the pawn immediately. This lead to "The wrong bishop and rook pawn". Notice the white bishop can't cover the a8 square.
Nov-29-05  vampiero: i gotta agree, the Black king doesn't even have to wander, as long as the Black bishop is controlling both long diagonals, the Black king can follow the white king where ever he goes.

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