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Igor Alexandre Nataf vs Nigel Short
FIDE World Ch (2000) (rapid), New Delhi IND, rd 2, Dec-02
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  1-0


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May-08-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Excellent case of R+B vs R endings. Short just couldn't save the position.
May-08-05  Sydro: Great play by white. Black blundered with 92...Rd1
he would be ok if he had played Rg7, Rh7, Ra7 Rd4, or Rd8 instead.
Apr-17-12  kubek87: i don't understand in his book Alexander Bielawski wrote... 91...Rd7 ("simple is Rb1") Rb1?????????

Modern Endgame Practice page:42, or diagram 88

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  wwall: 73...Rh1 loses. Black should play 73...Rg6 or 73...Rf6.

Instead of 74.Rf7, White can win with 74.Re6 Rc1 75.Bc5 Rc4 76.Rd6 Ke7 77.Rd4 with a discovered check, winning the rook.

92...Rd1? is the losing move. Black can draw with 92...Rd8 or other rook moves along the 7th rank. Now, after 92...Rd1 93.Rb5! threatens 94.Rb8 mate.

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  Plaskett: Well spotted, wwall.
The win by 74 Re6 (stopping the check at h6) I mean.

But that is highly unusual and hardly a win la Philidor position. The Philidor positions have, with the black king confined to his back rank central sqaures, a light squared bishop.

Cute line, nevertheless.

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