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micro-Max (Computer) vs IsiChess (Computer)
15th World Computer Chess Championship (2007), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, rd 10, Jun-17
Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45)  ·  0-1



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Jul-11-07  Miacat: 74...Ka5
75 Ra2+ Kb4
76 Rb2+ Kc3 white runs out of checks.

then depending on black's move either white's R or K takes the R or ....bada bing Rde1++

Jan-01-10  TheaN: Nice line, but IsiChess probably saw the same as I just did. <Miacat> is looking at the seemingly clearly winning 74....Ka5.

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In fact, this wins. Getting the win, is a long road for Black, after 75.Ra2† Kb4 76.Rb2† Kc3 77.Rc6†?! Kxb2 78.Rc2†.

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Because of the facts that the Black King is not trapped on the a-file, not trapped on the first rank AND that the Knight may move to avoid stalemate allows him to escape. If it were just the Rooks whom could move, this would draw. Because, for whom who still don't see it, KxR at any point is stalemate.

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