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George Alan Thomas vs Richard Reti
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 12, May-01
Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52)  ·  1-0


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Sep-10-04  Knight13: That's a tough ending.
Sep-10-04  suenteus po 147: <Knight13> If by tough you mean grueling in the precision required to place rooks, save and advance pawns, and then calculate queen/rook endings to avoid a draw, then yes, that WAS a tough ending. The saving grace is Thomas's king in front of his remaining pawn. He sets up a position to safely exchange queens and then promote his last pawn. If, on the other hand, Reti had somehow managed to trade queens before the white king ducked in front of its own pawn, then he could have drawn...theoretically. Of course he still would have needed to get his own king in front of the pawn first, but that at least would have been possible with queens off.
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  Gypsy: There is an interesting tactical relationship between the f and h pawns here. In the position after, say, 57.Kxb6, had all piecess except for those on the h-file been shifted one file left (up in alphabet), Black would have had a draw after 57...Rf7. Unfortunately, the analogous 57...Rg7 in the true position does not work.
Oct-04-16  kotoslaw: After 57.Kxb6 f3 white mates in 30 but both players made many mistakes. And Lomonosow tablebases shows the mistakes. 58.Kc6 (M29) Rf7 (-M24) 59.c5 (M23) Kf1 (-M23) 60.Kb6 (M22) f2 (-M22) 61.c6 (M21) Ke2 (-M21) 62.Re8+ (M20) Kd3 (-M20) 63.h8=Q (M22) f1=Q (-M22) 64.Rd8+ (M21) Kc2 (-M21) 65.Qh2+ (M23) Rf2 (-M23) 66.Qe5 (M24) Rf4 (-M19) 67.Qd5 (M25) Qe1 (-M20) 68.Qd3+ (M21) Kc1 (-M21) 69.Qa3+ (M20) Kc2 (-M20) 70.Qc5+ (M19) Kb2 (-M17) 71.Rb8 (M16) Ra4 (-M15) 72.Kc7 (M14) Ka1 (-M14) 73.Rb3 (M14)
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  whiteshark: <56...Kf2??> blocks the own passer.


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was <the only move> to hold the balance, e.g. 57.Kd6 Re4 58.Ra8 Rd4+ 59.Ke5 Re4+ 60.Kf5 Rh4 61.h8=Q Rxh8 62.Rxh8 f2 63.Rh1 Ke2 64.Ke5 f1=Q 65.Rxf1 Kxf1=

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