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Sandipan Chanda vs Humpy Koneru
43rd Indian Championship (2006), Visakhapatnam IND, rd 9, Apr-08
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  1-0

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Apr-09-06  mjk: Is the losing move 41...a6? Will 41...h5 draw?
Apr-09-06  outplayer: With 41...a6 Black puts another pawn on a white square. I am not sure if this move loses by force but 41...g5!? could be a better try.
May-29-06  samikd: This is a beautifully played same colored Bishop ending, and very very instructive. Black put all her pawns on white squares, and white takes advantage of that. Notice white's moves from move 65 onwards...he practically forces Black's Bishop moves by threatening to attack the a6 pawn. Black's moves are forced by the compulsion of not allowing White to ever play Bd7, which would put her into zugzwang. Hence, White gains move every time just by threatening zugzwang (which is what happens when someone puts pawns on the same colored squares as the Bishop), and finally wins the c3 pawn with the help of the King !
May-29-06  samikd: Sorry..f3 pawn is the one that Sandipan wins
Mar-14-09  WhiteRook48: don't get into a same-colored bishop ending, Hump- guy!
Sep-06-14  tuskerking: this kind of endings in caro-kann are mostly wins for white.

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