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Ivan Buljovcic vs Rudolf Maric
"The Battle of the Bulj" (game of the day Jul-08-2019)
YUG-ch (1967), Kraljevo YUG, rd 16, May-??
Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Variation (A94)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Well played ending by white.
Jul-08-19  dumbgai: Black’s problem was he brought the Dutch defense to the battle of the bulge.
Jul-08-19  Ironmanth: Beautiful and incisive endgame play from White here. Thanks, chessgames!
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  ChessCoachClark: The Pawn protection for the White Rook keeps the Black King in a box-- out of the action in the endgame. Wonderful!
Jul-08-19  Chesgambit: very nice game
2. f5 Dutch defense
normally ıf you play1. d4, f5
2. e4!?
Jul-08-19  petemccabe: At the final position, it says "Three Time Repetition Claimable." But Black resigned. That would be quite the blunder.

Is that message correct? It doesn't seem that the final position occurred previously.

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: The position was identical after black's 66th, 68th, and 70th moves. I guess that black could have claimed a draw by repetition of position at move 70.
Jul-08-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

25...a5 26.Rd1 Rac8 27.Be4 Bxa2 28.Ra1 Bc4 29.Rxa5 Rf7 30.Raa7 Rxb7 31.Bxb7 Rc5 32.Bf3 Kf8 33.Kg2 Rg5+ 34.Kf1 Rf5 35.Ke1 Rf7 36.Rxf7+ Bxf7 37.Kd2 g6 38.h4 Ke7 39.Kd3 Kd6 40.Kd4 Be6 + / = (0.70) Depth: 22 dpa

25...a5 26.a3
+ / - (0.78 --) Depth: 23 dpa

25...Rac8 26.Bf3 a5 27.a4 Be8 28.Bd5+ Kh8 29.Ra7 Bxa4 30.Rxa5 Bc6 31.Bb3 Rb8 32.Rc1 Rxb3 33.Rxc6 Rb7 34.Kg2 g6 35.Re6 Kg7 36.Raa6 Rff7 37.f3 Rb3 38.h4 Rd7 39.Kg3 Rc3 40.Kg4 Rb7 41.e4 + / = (0.67) Depth: 26 dpa

Jul-08-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 27 dpa

1. = (0.13): 21...Qb8 22.Rb2 Rf6 23.e4 Be6 24.c5 b5 25.cxb6 axb6 26.Qxb8+ Rxb8 27.Rc1 Bd7 28.e5 Rg6 29.Kf1 Re8 30.Rxb6 Rxe5 31.a4 Kf8 32.Rc3 Ra5 33.Be4 Rh6 34.Rc4 c5 35.Rxh6 gxh6 36.Bc2 Ke7 37.Ke2 Kd6 38.Rh4 h5 39.Ke3

2. = (0.15): 21...Bc8 22.Qxf4 Rxf4 23.Rd1 a5 24.Rd8+ Rf8 25.Rxf8+ Kxf8 26.a4 g5 27.c5 Ke7 28.Be4 h6 29.Bc2 Rb8 30.Re3+ Kf8 31.f3 Bd7 32.Kf2 Re8 33.Rd3 Be6 34.Rd6 Kg7 35.Kg3 Bc4 36.e4 Re5 37.Rd7+ Kf6 38.Rxb7 Bg8 39.Bd3 Rxc5 40.f4

Jul-14-19  kontrippo: It's a very long game but I made a video about it with the Turkish March by Mozart at the back. If you want, you can check that out:
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