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Jan Timman vs Jonathan Speelman
Linares (1992), Linares ESP, rd 10, Mar-08
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Saemisch Variation (D35)  ·  1-0


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Feb-28-07  Resignation Trap: Two Bishops vs. One Knight (no pawns): the bishops win!
Jan-23-14  fishcat: Black resigned in a drawn position. It's been 50 half moves since the last capture, and with 91...Ng4 he can hold for more than 50 more with best play.

Or maybe he ran out of time.. or one of the modifications to the 50 move rule was in place.

Mar-12-16  Exploding: No, white can win in 23 moves because black can no longer set up a semi-fortress in the h8-corner.
Oct-31-17  Retireborn: I don't think they had tablebases then, but both players did get computer help during the adjournment. Timman annotated the game extensively in NiC. He thought Black should build a fortress with Ng7 and recommended 70...Ke4 with that in mind, and that 79.Be5 which prevents Ng7 was a winning move.

I am not sure that the 50 move rule would not intervene in that case, but I believe in 1992 the move limit was higher for this endgame.

Oct-31-17  Howard: Yes, around that time FIDE decided to up the limit to 75 moves, but only for specific endgames---such as BB vs N.
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