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Paul Keres vs Ernst Ludwig Klein
GBR - USSR radio m (1946), London ENG / Moscow URS, rd 2, Jun-21
Catalan Opening: Open Defense. Tarrasch Defense (E04)  ·  1-0
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Aug-23-07  wolfmaster: Great game.
Dec-14-11  meppi: The point of the great move 40. a7 is that it puts the black king on the 7nth rank. This is important for the queening race.

EG:

40. a7 Kb7
41. h6 gxf3
42. h7 f2
43. (Now the move a7 come into its glory) a8=Q+ Kxa8 44. h8=Q+

and now the new queen on h8 can come back because its opposite pawn sacrificed its own life on the other end at a8.

If there was no move 40. a7 all this mentioned above is not possible and i think it is only a drawn game with the h pawn for white and the g pawn for black queening

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