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Arthur Bisguier vs James Tarjan
USA-ch / Zonal (1975), Oberlin, OH USA, rd 4, Jun-11
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2
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May-28-05  Tabula Rasa: 47...Kf6! 48...Ke5!!

Black's king wasnt able to get to the queenside to stop the a-pawn, also sacrificing the e-pawn with an early ...e3+ doesnt offer any prospects either.

But there is a way for Black's king to accomplish his goal...

47...Kf6+ 48.a5 Ke5!!
if white now continues with 49.a6? Kd4! 50. a7 e3+ and Black's King now has just enough time to complete the journey successfully.

49.Ke3 Kd6! 50. b4 Kc6 51. b5+ Kc5 52. a6 Kb6
Now a dynamically stable position has arrived. White's 3 passed pawns arent very good as his King cannot participate, as it has to stay to prevent the e-pawns advance. Black also cannot win as his bishop has insufficient offensive punch in it.

Feb-18-17  Howard: Mednis analyzed this interesting game in a 1976 issue of CL&R.
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