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Johann Jacob Loewenthal vs Daniel Harrwitz
Harrwitz - Loewenthal m (1853), London ENG, rd 5, Oct-??
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0


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Jan-20-05  Knight13: 59... Kb6 60. Kxa4 Ka6 and Black can force a draw here.
Jan-20-05  drukenknight: uuuuh, come again? Doesnt he just push the b pawn down, and then the K races over to the Q side and mops up the e pawn?
Jan-20-05  Knight13: Oops. I thought it was the A pawn, not the B pawn.
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  beatgiant: <Knight13>
<Oops. I thought it was the A-pawn, not the B-pawn.>

It doesn't matter if it is an a-pawn or a b-pawn. As <drukenknight> pointed out, White doesn't try to queen the pawn directly. Instead, the pawn deflects Black's king so White's king can take pawns on the other side.

For example, 59...Kb6 60. Kxa4 Ka6 61. b5+ Kb6 62. Kb4 Kb7 63. Kc5 Kc7 64. Kd5! Kb6 65. Kxe5 Kxb5 66. Kd6 and Black can't stop the e-pawn. The same plan would work if White had an a-pawn, too.

Feb-07-07  wolfmaster: The same strategy was used in the game Fischer-Larsen,Denver,1971.
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