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Gabriel Sargissian vs Igor Kurnosov
European Individual Championship (2008), Plovdiv BUL, rd 11, May-02
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1-0


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May-05-08  ALwoodpusher: Yikes, these long endings kill me with their slow pace and manoeuvering. Proving an advantage is not always a 20-moves job :)
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  Fast Gun: At last a long game that ends with a decisive result and vindicates playing on for nearly 200 moves: at least in this game white had a realistic chance of winning, unlike those boring computer games !!
Jan-14-09  WhiteRook48: what's even more interesting is that the follow-up moves are all checks: 196...Rf8+ 197. Ke6+ Rf6+ 198. Bxf6# 1-0
Jan-23-09  WhiteRook48: pretty long game
Feb-04-09  biglo: This appears to be the longest checkmate of 2008 between humans
Feb-07-09  WhiteRook48: didn't Black resign?
Feb-08-09  biglo: Yes Black did resign but I meant guaranteed mate!
Feb-20-09  biglo: OK, OK I tell the Odd Lie
Mar-15-09  WhiteRook48: it's as if black didn't have the rook!
Apr-30-10  asianwarrior: An instructive K+B+N+P vs. K+R endgame
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  alexmagnus: <what's even more interesting is that the follow-up moves are all checks: 196...Rf8+ 197. Ke6+ Rf6+ 198. Bxf6# 1-0>

Not if you mean the "perfect" (tablebase) win - this is 196...Ra5 197. g7+ Kh7 198. g8Q+ Kh6 199.Qh6# or 199.Qg6#.

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  DarthStapler: I think you mean h8, not h6
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  Shams: Black picked the wrong pair of minors for his rook to battle. Instead 29...Rxd1 30.Qxd1 Bxd2 31.Qxd2 Qc4= [Shredder 12].
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  Grandma Sturleigh: How did Black lose the endgame?

113...d4 is an unnecesary concession, putting the d-pawn on a more exposed square and blocking the fourth rank. Passing with 113..Ra3 avoids this and doesn't reset the 50-move draw count.

125...Rd8 loses the d-pawn. Stockfish prefers 125...Re8+.

168...Kg6 loses the g-pawn and the game. Passing with 169...Rb5 holds.

I really have to feel for Kurnosov; it must be tough to lose after so much effort.

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