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Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Gata Kamsky
Aeroflot Open (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Feb-08
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A15)  ·  0-1



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Feb-09-11  zealouspawn: Pretty way to win. Kamsky is getting in b/c he's threatening ..Qxe3 next, with a well known winning king and pawn endgame. If you're not familiar or sure why its won, you would do well to study it. Black can always get opposition and win the pawns.
Feb-09-11  YouRang: Interestingly, white's last chance to escape may have been after 44...Kd7 [diagram]

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Here, white played the natural 45.Ra7+, but better was the non-intuitive 45.Nd1!. Yes, the knight can be lost to a pin: 45...Rb1 46.Kf1 Rxd1+, but then white wins the troublesome d-pawn and h-pawn with 47.Ke2 Rf1 48.Kxd2 Ne5 49.Rxh6 Rxf2+ 50.Kc3 [diagram]

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White has two pawns as compensation for the knight, and more importantly, black has just 1 pawn remaining, which makes for a difficult win. If the black's pawn falls (even in exchange for all 3 white pawns) the game is drawn.

Feb-09-11  YouRang: Good post by <zealouspawn> above. In the final position [diagram]

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Black has the luxury of exchanging Q for R+P, providing that his K is advanced enough to force zugzwang conditions on white, by which white's remaining pawns drop.

If white tries to avoid the exchange (e.g. Re8), then black can essentially force it anyway with ...Qf1. The rook can guard Pf2 for a while (Rf8) but the K can make its way down to e2 and take Pf2 winning.

May-22-15  DiscoJew: Nice Slav

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