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Yuri Averbakh vs Andre Lilienthal
RUS (1949)  ·  King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Rare Defenses (E90)  ·  1-0
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Oct-08-05  chessfreako: Why did Andre Lilienthal resign? It's a drawn position!
Oct-08-05  percyblakeney: I think black doesn't have any good way to defend against the threat Kf4-Ke5-Kf6.
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  Benzol: Averbakh gives this ending in his book 'Bishop vs Knight Endings'.

The sealed move was 42.Kf4 and he gives the following variation 42...a4 43.Ke5 Bg4 44.Kf6 Bh5 45.Ke7 Bg4 46.a3! Bd1 47.Ne6+ Kb7 48.Kd6 Bxb3 49.Nd8+ Kc8 50.Nxc6 a4 51.Ne7+ and wins.

If 43...Ba3 44.Kf6 Bd3 45.Ke7 followed by 46.Ne6+ forcing back the Black King.

Oct-08-05  chessfreako: Y can't he play 42. .. Be8? It seems to hold the position
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  Benzol: <chessfreako> The Bishop is on the c8 square. See move 41...Bc8.
Oct-08-05  chessfreako: i'm sorry I mean 42. .. Bd7 then move it to 43. .. Be8. But thanks anyway I already know why it's a loss.

Thanks! :)

Aug-23-06  think: This is definitely lost for black because there is nothing stopping white's king to penetrate via f4 and e5. Then if black protects c6, g6 will be taken, and vice versa. (I'm into Latin phrases starting with v today)

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