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Viswanathan Anand vs Jean-Luc Costa
Biel-B (1988), Biel SUI, rd 8, Jul-??
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-07-07  KOCMOHAYT: this endgame is worth studying. Remarkable draw against future world champ.
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  4tmac: To draw the Q vs B+N ending the K is in the corner-the B on g7 (or corresponding square by the K-the N on e5 (2 squares diagonal from the B). Here obviously that will not work so black adjusts for the pawns. Make no mistake, take away the pawns and black is lost with this formation. But here with the pawns as a shield-the N guarding his pawn-the B+K "out in front of the N" but using the P as a shield, the formation is "close enough". (it is drawn without the white pawn). Here is the only position to draw without the pawns.

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/ Obviously, this position can be in any corner. Note how black adjusted his formation to fit the situation with the pawns to create a drawn position.

Apr-13-11  Toliman: Fortress Draw
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  Omnipotent00001: 71. Qa4 draw
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