|Jun-06-04|| ||Gypsy: Browne misses a nice win because 39...f5? 40.Kb4! f4 41.Kc4 lets White king into the "square". The path to Black win was 39...Kd5! 40. b4 f5 41.b5 f4 42.b6 Kc6! 43.Ka6 f3 44.b7 f2 45.b8Q f1Q+ 46.Ka5 Qa1+ 0:1. The sequence 39...f5? 40.Kb4! lets White salvage his otherwise uninspired play in the endgame. |
|Jun-07-04|| ||drukenknight: I believe Larry Evans showed this game in his chess column some 30 years ago. Is that where you saw the analysis? |
|Jun-07-04|| ||drukenknight: His column was on counting in the endgame and like all his columns it was informative. However does it really win the game? IN your line black gets to move his K twice before white's K has moved, putting it in a superior position. But what if: |
40. Kb4 Kd4
41. Ka3 (a shock move?) f5
42. Kb2 Kd3
43. b4 Kc4
44. b5 Kxb5
45. Kc3 Kc5
46. Kd3 Kd5
47. Ke3 Ke5
48. Kf3 f4
which is textbook draw because the black K cannot get both the opposition AND still be in front of his pawn.
|Jun-07-04|| ||Gypsy: No, I was looking at some material on mental errors in Vesely: "Psychologicky pruvodce sachovou partii (Psychological Guide of a Chess Game); there I saw a diagram of the key position. I am one of those who zone in on end-games first. This position is reminiscent of some of the best + studies I'v seen over the years. |
|Jun-07-04|| ||acirce: <39...Kd5 40.Kb4 Kd4 41.Ka3> f5 wins here, good try though. 42. Kb2 f4! (not Kd3) 43. Kc2 Ke3! 44. Kd1 Kf2 and the f-pawn will queen with check. |
|Jun-07-04|| ||acirce: <This position is reminiscent of some of the best K + p studies I'v seen over the years.> The position before Black fails with 39...f5? is almost identical to a Grigoriev study from 1928 with colors reversed:|
White: Kd3, pf2
Black: Ka4, pb6
White to move wins.
|Jun-07-04|| ||Sneaky: <The path to Black win was 39...Kd5!> Wow, you're right. Tablebase confirms this. http://www.lokasoft.nl/uk/tbweb.htm |
|Jun-07-04|| ||Gypsy: <The position before Black fails with 39...f5? is almost identical to a Grigoriev study from 1928 with colors reversed...> Grigoriev was, of course, the undisputed king of pawn end-games. If my memory is not failing me, there was a book on pawn endings by Emil Richter, way back, where every third position was a Grigoriev study; one of them was probably this one. |
|Jun-30-08|| ||Marmot PFL: Good demonstration of the power of the centralized king.|
|Jun-12-12|| ||vinidivici: You know, Browne should win. 39...f5 is a mistake, browne should move 39...Kd5, shouldering white not to chase black pawn.
This is listed as a Tragicomedies in Dvoretsky's book page 33 The Endgame Manual.|
If u know the theory, it will be very easy.