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Tigran Kotanjian vs Karen Asrian
Armenian Championship (2008), Yerevan ARM, rd 2, Jan-09
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E34)  ·  0-1


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Jan-10-08  khursh: The dance of king! Goes to my collection. This is an entertaining game with very high quality of endgame techniques. And the position after 15fxe3 is funny.
Jan-10-08  mang00neg: I wasnt particularly impressed with the quality of the endgame at all. White should have drawn this without much trouble and it looks to me that he should have been better when the queens came off.
Jan-10-08  khursh: <mang00neg:> People are not computers to have endgame tablebases in their heads. Black has noting to lose while white has to defend at best which he did untill the move 100.Rh8 - which was the mistake. There were many losing lines for white which was escaped very well, f.e. 89.Ka4 - all other moves are lost for black.

Also we don't know was there time pressure or not.

I could agree with you if there were many blunders, but there are not.


Jan-10-08  dhotts: Couldn't White draw here by surviving until move 108 (the 50 move rule), starting with 102.Ke1?
Jan-11-08  khursh: <dhotts: Couldn't White draw here by surviving until move 108 (the 50 move rule), starting with 102.Ke1?>

I will check this, we need to know about possible time pressure and real situation.

Jan-11-08  kellmano: <dhotts: Couldn't White draw here by surviving until move 108 (the 50 move rule), starting with 102.Ke1?>

Except the last capture was on move 68, so survival until move 118 is required.

Jan-11-08  mang00neg: endgame tablebases? lol? the losing move was 30 Ne1? White plays 30 Rd2 instead. ...30 Rc3 31 Kf3 if Bxd3 to win the B pawn thats a drawn rook ending.
Jan-11-08  mang00neg: actually that might even be winning for white after 32 Rxd3 Rxc4 33 e4
Jan-11-08  Riverbeast: Beautifully played by Asrian
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