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Vladimir Minko vs Evgeny A Levin
"Levin can Wait" (game of the day Oct-13-2016)
Chigorin Memorial (2012), St. Petersburg RUS, Oct-27
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense (E94)  ·  0-1

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Oct-13-16
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Oh, of course, a Queen ending--no wonder it went on so long. Was 100.Qh5 a mistake? Shouldn't White have kept checking?
Oct-13-16  Infohunter: That was some patient maneuvering on Black's part. All to get in a discovered check, a cross check at that, that evokes immediate resignation.
Oct-13-16
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  al wazir: I think 124. g4+ was a mistake; after 124. Qf2+ Ke6/Kg6 (124...Ke5? 125. Qxb2+), white can keep checking and doesn't lose any ♙s. If 124...Kg4 125. Qxf6 b1=Q+ 126. Kg2 Qc2+ 127. Qf2, white wins.
Oct-13-16
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  OhioChessFan: I see no point to 100. Qxh5. Keep checking and hope 50 moves goes by. White only had 18 more moves before Black would have had to push the b Pawn. I also fault 124. g4 for restarting the 50 move clock.
Oct-13-16  ventricule: 57. Rxd3 is the kind of move I would be very scared to play. There are quite a few lines to check that it is safe, and with the king exposed and the queens centralized, I always forget some.
Oct-13-16  moodini: <OhioChessFan> I only see one check at move 100 and after Kg6 I don't see another one, the pawn will get to the 2nd rank. So I guess white took the pawn for that reason, at least g4 is then available for further checks.
Oct-13-16
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  kevin86: A long game. It looks like both sides blew chances.
Oct-13-16
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  DiceToThat: I don't see how 57. Rxd3 works. If ...Qxd3, what is white's plan? Just a whole bunch of checks for the draw?
Jan-07-17  NBZ: <DiceToThat>: I think so! After looking at a few lines I am convinced it is a draw.

57. Rxd3 Qxd3 58. Qe6+


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(A) Now if Black's king stays on the back rank, White keeps checking on e6 and f6. For example, 58. ... Kf8 59. Qf6+ Ke8 60. Qe6+ Kf8 61. Qf6+ Kg8 62. Qe6+ Kh8 63. Qf6+.

(B) If Black's king tries to escape, White keeps checking on e7 and e6 and e5: 58. ... Kg7 59. Qe7+ Kg6 (not Kh6?? Qg5#) 60. Qe6+ Kh5 61. Qe5+ and now Kg6 is forced because if 61. ... Kg4?? 62. Qf4+ Kh5 63. Qg5 is mate.

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