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Johannes Metger vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Breslau (1889), Breslau GER, rd 2, Jul-15
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Dec-13-12
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  Honza Cervenka: Tarrasch could have won the game by playing lovely 29...Rxf4+!! 30.gxf4 Bf5! 31.Ke1 (31.Kxe2 Qf3+ ) 31...Bf6 with threat Bxh4+. On the other hand, he could have also lose it if Metger would have realized that the Pawn ending in final position is in fact a studylike win for white: 52.a5! c5! (of course 52...a6 loses simply after 53.d5 cxd5 54.cxd5 with intention 55.b5 axb5 56.a6 ) 53.dxc5! (diagram)


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A) 53...a6 54.b5 Kb7 (54...axb5 55.cxb5 Kc8 56.c6 Kc7 57.Kd5 g3 58.b6+ Kc8 59.a6 Kb8 60.c7+ Kc8 61.Kc6 g2 62.b7# or 54...Kb8 55.b6 Kb7 56.Kd5 Kc8 57.c6 g3 58.c7 Kd7 59.c5 g2 60.c6+ etc.) 55.c6+ Kc7 56.Kd5 g3 57.b6+ Kc8 58.c7 Kd7 59.c5 g2 60.c6+ Ke7 (60...Kc8 61.Kd6 g1=Q 62.b7#) 61.c8=Q g1=Q 62.Qe6+

B) 53...Kc6 54.a6 Kc7 55.b5 Kc8 56.c6 Kc7 57.c5 Kc8 58.b6 Kb8 59.Kd5 g3 60.c7+ Kc8 61.Kc6 axb6 62.cxb6 g2 63.b7#

White also could have played simply 46.d5 cxd5 47.Qe5+ Kg8 48.Qxd5+ with next Qxd3 or 47.Qe5+ Kg8 48.Ne6 Kf7 49.Nf4 with decisive advantage. Instead of 48...Kxf7(?) it was necessary to play 48...g3 49.Ng5 g2 50.Nh3 Bf5 51.Ng1 Be6=

Aug-18-16  Straclonoor: Yes, pawn endgame won for white.
Best line is: Analysis by Stockfish 240715 64 POPCNT: (50.15): 49...Ke6 50.c4 Kf5 51.Ke3 g3 52.Kf3 g2 53.Kxg2 Ke4 54.d5 cxd5 55.c5 Kf5 56.b5 Ke5 57.Kf3 d4 58.c6 Kd6 59.Ke4 d3 60.Kxd3 Ke6 61.Kd4 Kd6 62.Kc4 a6 63.Kd4 axb5 64.axb5 Ke6 65.Kc5 Ke7 66.b6 Kd8 67.Kd6 Kc8 68.Ke5 Kd8 69.Kd5 Kc8 70.Kd6 Kb8 71.c7+ Kb7 72.Kd7 Kxb6
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