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Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Mikhail Botvinnik
11th USSR Championship Semifinal (1938), Leningrad URS, rd 10, Jun-01
Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Variation (C90)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-01-04  sumant 9: Why not 64.Qg6+!/? ?.
Nov-01-04  maoam: <sumant 9>

It loses a pawn to 64...Qxe5+.

Nov-01-04  Poulsen: I'm sure sumant meant 64.Qxg7+, but it might still be a draw since white can't defend all his pawns unless he can move his queen to e2 and 64.Qxg7+,Ke8 65.Qg6+,Qxg6 66.Kf8 is a draw
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  Peligroso Patzer: White still had a win until he stepped on a "mined" square with 66. Kf4? Correct was 66. Kf3, e.g., 66. ... g6 67. hxg6+ Kxg6 68. Kf4 (Now! ... with Black's King on g6) h5 69. h3 and White wins. After 66. Kf4 g6, a draw is unavoidable (67. hxg6+ Kxg6 68. g3 h5 69. e6 Kf6 70. e7 Kxe7 71. Kxf5 h4!=)
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  Peligroso Patzer: Taking another look at this ending, I noticed a 'typo' in my comment posted Aug-28-05. In the winning line (missed by Ilyin-Zhenevsky) starting with 66. Kf3, White's 69th move should be <69. g3> (not h3).
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