|Nov-27-12|| ||OBIT: After 62...Re1, Lahno could have ended the game quickly with 63. Qd3+, when all Black responses lead to the rook getting forked: (a) 63...Ke5 (or any king move to the c-file) 64. Qc3+ (b) 63...Ke6 64. Qb3+ followed by either ...Qb4+ or ...Qc3+ (c) 63...Ke7 64. h7 Rg1+ 65. Kf5 Rh1 (else the pawn queens) 66. Qe4+. Lahno does still have a won position after 63. h7, but she ends up in a K+Q vs K+R ending, which had to be brutal to play if she was down to a few minutes on her clock.|
So, here we have another example of how the elimination of adjournments has changed the game. In the "olden days," Lahno would have sealed her move, studied up on the K+Q vs K+R mate overnight, and won the game. Instead, she has to play the whole K+Q vs K+R finale on the time increment and is unable to work out all the technical problems. Danielian survives for 50 moves and claims a draw by the 50 Move Rule. (OK, actually the draw is by stalemate, but by this point the 50 Move Rule is unavoidable.)
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