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Salomon Flohr vs Efim Geller
USSR Championship (1949), Moscow URS, rd 18, Nov-17
King's Indian Defense: Exchange Variation (E92)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-06-03  kutuzov: Exellent! Geller produced the stunning Kg7! when the pawn must queen! Play continues h5 a3 Kxe4 a2 hxg6 hxg6 Rg5 a1=Q Rxe5. Despite Flohr's attempts to reach a draw with a rook, f and g pawns against queen and g pawn he cannot. Because the white king cannot reach a haven near his pawns: ..Qc3 Rg5 Kf6 Kd5 Qd3+ Kc5 Kf7 Kc6 Qd4 Kb5 Qc3 Kb6 Qe6 Kc7 Kf6 Kb7 Qd6 Kc8 Qc6+ Kd8 Qb7 Re5 Qb6+ Kc8 Kf7 and White resigned because he cannot use the rook to defend both his pawns and his king.
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  offramp: 43...Kg7 is the best and fastest way to win, but why?
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  whiteshark: <offramp: <43...Kg7 is the best and fastest way to win, but why?>>

After <43.Kd3>

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white's 2 threats are 44.Kxe4 and 44.fxe5+. The desperate position of the white rook allows Black to make this pretty Kg7 move.

If 44.Kxe4 a3 and queening is unavoidable, e.g. 45. h5 a2 46.hxg6 h6 47.fxe5 a1=Q

44.fxe5 doesn't make sense w/o check.

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  whiteshark: Main principle in Rook endgames: active play at all costs. Thus best defence was freeing and reactivating Re5 by sacrificing kingside pawn majority with <34.f4! Kf6 35.g4 h6 36.h4>

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<36...Rg8 37.g5+ hxg5 38.hxg5+ Ke7 39.f5!>

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<39...gxf5 40.exf5 Rxg5 41.Rxe6+ Kd7 42.Rf6=>

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  wwall: 43.Kd3 looks like the losing move. Perhaps 43.fxe5+ Kxe5 44.Rg5+ Kf6 45.Kd3 Rb4 46.Ra5 draws.

Instead of 44.h5, White can try 44.Rg5, but loses after 44...a3 45.Kc2 a2 46.Kb2 exf4 47.gxf4 Rxf4 48.Kxa2 Rxh4.

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