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Emanuel Berg vs Luke McShane
1st Malmo Masters (2003), Malmo SWE, rd 7, Aug-04
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-29-04  Rowson: This game has two Night traps in the endgame!!! Nice work from Mcshane.
Nov-06-08  JG27Pyth: Playing either side of that ending against a strong player is my idea of a very sweaty difficult time.
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  YouRang: White had a chance to draw at move 62 [diagram:white to move]

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The drawing idea is 62.Nfe5!
1. attacks the R
2. threatens Nf7+ forking K+P

[A] 62...Rd4 63.Nxb4! Rxb4 64.Nd7+ & 65.Nxh6 = TB draw

[B] 62...Rh5 63.Nf7+! <not 63.Nxb4 Rh5+ wins the N closer to the P which is a TB mate in 31 for black> Kc6 64.Nxh6 b3 (64...Rxh6 is a TB draw) 65.Ng4! <only move> Kd5 66.Nb2 Kd4 67.Kf4! <only move> [diagram:black to move]

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The black king cannot by itself advance the b-pawn without the knight taking it, and if black moves the rook, then the other knight joins in, for example:

68...Rh1 69.Nf2 Rb1 70.Nfd1 [diagram:black to move]

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The draw is locked up.

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