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Dimitri Borisovich Gurevich vs Robert Rowley
New York Open (1990), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Apr-??
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Anti-Anti-Grünfeld (A17)  ·  1-0
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Feb-21-04  Shadow 812: An amazing technical achievement from Dimitri Gurevich, it is difficult to believe that it was possible to grind out a win from move 71 onwards: This in my opinion was the most difficult part of the game, his name features in two other long games that were not draws: This guy really does know how to play endgames!! Move 52.Rxc5 was a tactical touch to eliminate the defender of the c5 square. From a personal point of view, I find these really long games fascinating to look at, I am sure that they are not to everyone's taste and that many will find them boring, but those who have the patience and the tenacity to play through these games, will surely learn something of value.
Sep-09-06  hidude: Yes!
Correct.
Sep-09-06  aw1988: <Shadow 812> Just to clarify, it is the defender of the e6 square, not c5. But it's a great move nonetheless. NR vs K would have been drawish.
Sep-09-06  aw1988: NR vs N rather
Sep-11-06  jackie almond: here's a winning line that forces every move:
112 Ke8...d4
113 Nd3...Kh7
114 Kf7...Kh8
115 Nh6...Kh7
116 Ng8...Kh8
117 Nf4...d3
118 Ng6+...Kh7
119 Nf8+...Kh8
120 Nf6...d2
121 Ng6#
Feb-20-08  Fast Gun: To aw1988: Yes, Shadow 812 must have typed in an error, Rxc5 eliminates the defender of the e6 square and not the c5 square: Jackie Almond, must have been using a computer programme to come up with the "winning line" it is unlikely that a "human" could have found this line. Though it does give me cause to wonder, just how many more lines like this were possible here for white?
Jun-30-08  natrix75: According to the endgame explorer this is considered an elementary mate but I have a hard time mating with 2 knights against a pawn. :(
Jul-02-08  avidfan: 120...Kh8 121.Nf6 d2 122.Ng6# completes the mate in two. It is necessary for Black to have a spare pawn move else it would be stalemate.
Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: wow, not many people can win with KNN vs KP.
Jun-15-09  WhiteRook48: 52 Rxc5 was simply, like, the type of knight forks that were possible with tricks
Mar-31-10  Martin Rattigan: Fast Gun obviously has a low opinion of humans. (Maybe he's a machine).

In fact computer programmes are useless in this ending compared with a human who has studied it, unless they're connected to an endgame database.

If they are connected to an endgame database they will give mate in 5 starting with move 112, not the mate in 10 given. So you can probably assume that the mate given is indeed by jackie almond.

Mar-31-10  Martin Rattigan: Can anyone explain the secret inner meaning of white's moves 74 and 89-91?
Apr-04-10  Martin Rattigan: I've just been practicing 2 knights v pawn against Rybka with no EGTB and I think the term "useless" I used above may be have been too strong.
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