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Ludek Pachman vs Svetozar Gligoric
Moscow (1947), Moscow URS, rd 12, Dec-15
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0


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Jul-11-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: For me this game is the science of endgames.
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  Honza Cervenka: Nice and very instructive example of Q+NP vs Q ending. It's very hard to play it from any side. Another famous and important example is Botvinnik vs Minev, 1954
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  TheTamale: It seems Gligoric threw in the towel a little too soon in this one.
Feb-20-11  nescio: <TheTamale: It seems Gligoric threw in the towel a little too soon in this one.>

Too soon?

127...Kd1 128.Qb3+
127...Kd3 128.Qb3+ Ke4 129.Qxd5+

Oct-23-11  master of defence: I love games of kind queen and pawn vs queen
Oct-24-11  Nilsson: In the position just before Gligoric played 58...Kd2?? it is a draw. There are 26 possible moves. 9 of them is a draw. All with queen-moves.
for example Qe4.
58...Kd2?? give white the initiative
and after 59.Qf2+ it is a win in 29 moves. 59.g6 is also winning but in 54 moves! (according to Nalimov endgame -DB.) /JN
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