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Georgy Ilivitsky vs Mark Taimanov
USSR Championship (1955), Moscow URS, rd 3, Feb-14
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Yugoslav Variation (E65)  ·  0-1


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Jun-20-06  morphynoman2: Comments by Alburt and Krogius in "Just the facts!" (page 175):

36. Rh2?

White had to play 36. Rc6, activating his rook with a pawn sacrifice; for example: 36... Rxa2 37. h4 gxh4 38. Kxh4 Ra3 39. Kg3 a5 40. Ra6, with good chances for a draw. This is a typical defensive technique in such endings.

36. h5 37. Rc2?

Worth a try 37. h4!?, to get as many pawns out the board as possible and avoid the terribly pasive position White now gets.

37. h4 38. Kf2 a6 39. Rb2 Rc3 40. Kg2 a5

Now White achieved a draw by cutting of the Black King: 41. Rb7! Rc2 42. Kg1 Rxa2 43. Ra7 and White's King shuffles from g1 to f1 (or h1) and back

41. Rf2?

The final mistake.

41... Ra3 42. Kf1 Kf7

The king is heading to f4.

Nov-13-11  RandomVisitor: After 40...a5: <Rybka4.1>

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[-0.80] d=33 41.Rf2 Ra3 <42.Re2> f5 43.Rc2 Kf6 44.Rb2 a4 45.Kf2 fxg4 46.hxg4 Kg6 47.Rc2 Rd3 48.Rc6+ Kf7 49.Ke2 Ra3 50.Rc2 Kf6 51.Kf2 Ke5 52.Re2+ Kd6 53.Rd2+ Ke7 54.Rc2 Kd6 55.Rd2+ Ke7 56.Rc2

Nov-13-11  King Death: <morphynoman> I'm surprised that White didn't try the line mentioned in that book. A player this strong should know that being passive the way he did was going nowhere fast. When I was young, I got a lesson or two in this kind of ending. If I had a student, one of the things they'd learn from me would be to play actively in most of these rook endgames.
Nov-14-11  Skakalec: 41.Rb7!! secures the draw.
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