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Jackson Whipps Showalter vs Carl Schlechter
Munich (1900), Munich GER, rd 1, Jul-23
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Chessical: Showalter allows Schlechter a brief opportunity with <46.Ke4?> to win this otherwise drawn K+Ps ending

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after <46...Kd6>.

Instead, the drawing line was to sacrifice the <b> pawn to create a fortress:

<46. b4!> axb4 47. b3 Kc5 48. f4 Kc6 49. Ke4 (<49. Kd4?> loses to 49... Kd6) 49... Kd6 50. Kd4 Ke6

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<51. Kc5> Kxf6 52. Kxb5 Kf5 53. Kxb4 Kxf4 54. Ka5 f5 55. b4 =

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  Mateo: <Chessical> This is a very interesting K + P ending. I am a bit surprised by your eval. If we go further, Black gets a Q + P vs Q ending. 55...Kg4 56.b5 f4 57.b6 f3 58.b7 f2 59.b8Q f1 Q. Black has winning prospects, I think.

Schlechter missed something to take the draw or... I did.

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  Chessical: <Mateo> At the end of the proposed variation

<46. b4 axb4 47. b3 Kc5 48. f4 Kc6 49. Ke4 Kd6 50. Kd4 Ke6 51. Kc5 Kxf6 52. Kxb5 Kf5 53. Kxb4 Kxf4 54. Ka5 f5 55. b4 Kg4 56. b5 f4 57. b6 f3 58. b7 f2 59. b8=Q f1=Q>

we have this position:

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I believe this is a draw as the Black King cannot escape from checks without eventually blocking his pawn. Nor can he force off the Queens. For instance:

<60. Qb4+> Qf4 61. Qe1 g5 62. Qd1+ Kf5 63. Qc2+ Ke6 64. Qc6+ Qd6 65. Qc8+ Ke5 66. Qh8+ Kf5 67. Qh7+ Qg6 68. Qd7+ Qe6 69. Qd3+ Qe4 70.Qf1 ...

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