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Sergey Karjakin vs Wang Hao
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2012), Tashkent UZB, rd 3, Nov-24
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-24-12  Refused: 68...Kh4 was winning.

The Bishop on b8 prevents the White King to enter f4, and the black King prevents the white to play this Kg5 line.

But 69.Kg5 was a very neat defense Karjakin found.

Karjakin showed poor Wang Hao the winning line with 68...Kh4 after the draw was agreed.

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  Gilmoy: Well, that opening was ... different! <12.c4> already feels a bit like a Grünfeld. Sure enough, <23..Bf6 24..g6 25..Bg7> laboriously optimizes the B.

White struggles to find some pressure up the center, but Black's nimble sidestepping and lasting intersection at b2 eventually bags the f-pawn.

Nov-25-12  Wyatt Gwyon: Watching top grandmasters botch won endgames like this gives a patzer hope.
Sep-15-16  Smothered Mate: 62. Rd5 ​ would've been triple repetition.

According to the Lomonosov tablebases:

From ​ 64. Bxd5 ​ to ​ 68. Kxf5 , ​
black had a mate in between 15 and 25.

68. ... Ba7 ​ just draws. ​ ​ ​ Kh4 was the only winning move, ​
and the 50-move rule does not affect that.

72. Bg2 ​ (played) was the only drawing move, ​
and the 50-move rule does not affect that.

With that move, white kept the draw the whole way ​
after ​ 68. ... Ba7 , ​ even without the 50-move rule.

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