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Alexandra Makarenko vs Zhansaya Abdumalik
World Junior Championship (Girls) (2015), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 13, Sep-15
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Worrall Attack Castling line (C86)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-10-21  nummerzwei: Usually, bishop, knight and pawn defeat a solitary rook. It's three against one, after all. A typical drawn position occurs after 62...e4? 63.Ke3 Ng5 64.Re5 Kg6 65.Kf4 Nh3+ 66.Ke3 . Black's pawn is cut off from her forces, which allows White to threaten it continuously.

Black's 64...Kf8? was a subtle, but decisive error. Instead, something like 64...Nh6! 65.Ra5 Ng4+ 66. Kd3 Nf6 67.Ra1 Kg6 68.Rf1 Kf7 69.Ra1 Ke6 70.Ra6+ Kf5 would have coordinated the pieces and left Black clearly winning.

After 65.Ra5!! a study-like draw arises:


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Black's bishop has to leave the long diagonal to escape the perpetual attack, but then White's king establishes itself on e4, which is enough for a draw. Incidentally, White could have finished the game "in style" with 70.Kxe5!? Ng4+ 71.Kf4 Nxf2 72.Kg3, forking the two pieces.

Jan-10-21
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  Korora: <Instead, something like 64...Nh6! 65.Ra5 Ng4+ 66. Kd3 Nf6 67.Ra1 Kg6 68.Rf1 Kf7 69.Ra1 Ke6 70.Ra6+ Kf5 would have coordinated the pieces and left Black clearly winning>

I see what you mean. In that line the passer looks mighty well protected, even with a wrong-color ♗.

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