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Carl Schlechter vs Aron Nimzowitsch
San Sebastian (1912), San Sebastian ESP, rd 4, Feb-23
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Advance Variation (B29)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Apr-12-02  The Young Learner: At move 49 I see no reason why white could not capture the b pawn, evening the game. Also white would never have been down if at move 21 he recaptured with the pawn. True, he would have bad pawn positioning but when the game comes down to a pawn losing one loses the game.
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  Sneaky: It confuses me too. It seems as if White is afraid of an invasion like Kg4-Kh3-Kg2? I need to study these rook and pawn endings for a long time before I can reach a conclusion. Knight is good with R+P endings maybe he can explain it.
Apr-12-02  bishop: If White had recaptured with the c-pawn on his 21st move,Black would have a rook on the seventh rank a splendid post for his knight and a weak isolated white pawn to target,a big edge.If White had played 49.Rxb5 Black would exchange rooks and then played the troublesome move ...e3. White waited to take on b5 until ...e3 was no longer dangerous.
Apr-05-05  a.dehaybe: Rebel 12.00.01 - Rebel - Rebel 12.00.01 - Rebel [B29] 3 minutes per move / no book

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e5 Ng4 4.d4 cxd4 5.Qxd4 d6 6.exd6 Qxd6 7.Qxd6 exd6 8.Nc3 Be6 9.Bf4 Nc6 10.Be2 Rc8 11.0-0 Nge5 12.Rfd1 f6 13.a3 Be7 14.Rac1 0-0 15.Nd5 Bd8 16.h3 Na5 17.Ne3 Nac4 18.Nd4 Nxe3 19.Bxe3 Bc4 20.b3 Bxe2 21.Nxe2 Re8 22.c4 Nf7 23.Nc3 a6 24.g4 f5 25.gxf5 Re5 26.Rd5 Re8 27.Bf4 Rc6 28.Kg2 Rb6 29.Rb1 Rc6 30.Rd3 Ne5 31.Re3 Bb6 32.Re4 Ba5 33.Nd5 Kf7 34.Rd1 Nd7 35.Red4 b5 36.Ne3 Bc7 37.Bxd6 Ne5 38.cxb5 1-0

Sep-04-05  who: I take it 73...Ra2+ 74...exf3 also leads to a draw, but I am not sure if it's as clear as in the game.
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