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Frank James Marshall vs Carl Schlechter
San Sebastian (1911), San Sebastian ESP, rd 15, Mar-16
Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Sep-16-05  ReikiMaster: How about 51.-Kg4?
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  wwall: 51...Kg4 wins after 52.Kf1 Kh3 53.Kg1 h4 54.Kh1 g5 55.Kg1 g4 56.Kh1 g3 57.hxg3 hxg3 58.Kg1 g2 59.Kf2 Kh2 and 60...g1=Q.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Assuming you meant 61...Kg4, this becomes an ending Capablanca discussed very well in one of his few books--the h & g pawn vs. h pawn ending is a surprisingly useful one to know.
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  beatgiant: Also 62...Kf4 looks strong, since White is running short of moves and Black can outflank, as in 62...Kf4 63. Kg2 Kg4 64. h3+ Kf4 65. Kf2 h4 66. Kg2 Ke3, etc.
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  beatgiant: <Also 62...Kf4 looks strong> But the Nalimov tablebase shows that White can still draw by 62...Kf4 63. Kg2 Kg4 <64. Kg1!> Kf3 65. Kf1, etc. 61...Kg4 was the last chance to win.
Jun-27-12  vinidivici: OOOOPS Marshall was so lucky. 61...Kg4 wins for black.
May-24-18  ArfurDogfrey: Famous ending. Schlechter's blunder (61....Ke4??) has made it into a lot of endgame books. Many players still think that "taking the opposition" is always the thing to do. I call ideas like that "rules of thumb for players who are all thumbs."
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