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Jan Timman vs Hans Ree
Amsterdam OHRA (1984), Amsterdam NED, rd 2, Jul-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Botvinnik Variation (D60)  ·  1-0


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Feb-04-07  morphyvsfischer: Neat knight ending. 15...Nd5 looks safer. 16...Bb5 seems necessary, stopping the rook going to d3. 21...Rc8 22 Rxc8+ Nxc8 23 Ng5 is also bad for black. 25...h6 26 bxc5 hxg5 27 Ke2 wins. 28...a6 is necessary. 30 Nc8! Nb5 31 a4 Nc3+ 32 Kd3 Nxa4 33 Nxa7 Nb2+ 34 Kd4 wins faster.

35...Kb5 36 Nb2; 40 Nxh6! again wins faster, i.e. 40...Kc6 41 g5 Nd7+ 42 Ke6 gxh6 43 gxh6 Nf8+ 44 Kf7 Nh7 45 h4! wins the knight.

Starting on white's 47th, white wants to get his king to e5, since after the series 47 Nf5 Ng2 48 g6 Nf4 49 g7 Nh5+ black draws.

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  whiteshark: <morphyvsfischer> After <47. Nf5 Ng2 48.Ne3+> would also have been incorrect due to <48...Nxe3 49.g6 Kd6 50.g7 Nd5+>
Jul-09-12  vinidivici: the key move here is
47.a4 !
It puts the opponent in zugzwang. After black run out of pawn moves, he has to move his king, the case in here is 48...Kc4 and that makes e5 square available for white king that if occupied makes blacks knight in the very bad position. 49.Nf5 Ng2(forced) 50.Ke5 and black knight couldnt move to a proper square.

Nice endgame

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