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Grigory Levenfish vs Viacheslav Ragozin
Leningrad/Moscow training (1939), Leningrad/Moscow RUS, rd 17, Jan-31
Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91)  ·  1-0
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Sep-16-09
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  Eggman: The position after 37.bxc5 is given in Reuben Fine's "Basic Chess Endings", example no. 260. After 37...Kf8 38.Nd2 we reach the position below:


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And now Black plays 38...Ke8, a move which I don't understand. Why not the more assertive 38...Ke7, a move not mentioned by Fine, e.g. 39.Kf3 Ke6 40.Ke4 Be7 followed by ...f5+, or 39.Ne4 Bg7 40.c6 Kd8 41.Nd6 f6 42.c7+ (42.Kf3 Bf8 43.Nb5 Bc5) Kxc7 43.Ne8+ Kd7 44.Nxg7 Ke7 45.Kf3 Kf7 46.Nf5 gxf5 47.gxf5 Ke7 48.Kg4 Kf7 49.Kh5 Kg7 50.h4 e4! 51.Kg4 Kf7 52.Kf4 Ke7 53.Kxe4 Kd6 54.Kd4 Kc6 =

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