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Wesley So vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Your Next Move (Rapid) (2018), Leuven BEL, rd 2, Jun-12
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  1-0


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  iking: scrambled egg 2 ....
Jun-13-18  JRaul: iking: How does white win?
Jun-13-18  Muttley101: <JRaul: iking: How does white win?>

The K+P ending that results after ... Q:d5 is winning for white. In the end, black loses Pg6.

Jun-13-18  paavoh: For instance, 52...Qxd5 53. exd5 c3
54. d6 c2 55. d7 c1=Q 56. d8=Q+ Kg7
57. Qf6+ Kg8 58. Qxf7+ Kh8 59. Qh7# or

52...Qxd5 53.exd5 Kf8 54.Kf3 fxg6
55.Ke4 Ke7 56.Kd4 Kd6 57.f4 c3
58.Kxc3 Ke7 59.f5 Kf7 60.fxg6+ Kg7
61.d6 Kxg6

Jun-14-18  JRaul: <Muttley101> and <paavoh> Thanks!
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  HeMateMe: what if black just plays 51...Pxh5? Doesn't white's exposed king offer some chances for a draw?
Jun-15-18  Fiona Macleod: 52.g6
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  patzer2: Instead of 28...Ra7, allowing 29. Qd2 ⩲ (+0.67 @ 19 ply, Stockfish 9 analysis of move 29...?), the better option must be 28...Nd5 = (0.00 @ 24 ply, Stockfish 9 analysis of move 28...?).
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  patzer2: Black's decisive mistake was 50...c4?, allowing 51. h5! +- (+132.68 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 9 analysis of move 51.?).

Instead, the computer indicates 50...Qe2! = (0.00 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 9 analysis of move 50...?) holds the position level.

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