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Irina Krush vs Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih
Cairns Cup (2019), St Louis, MO USA, rd 4, Feb-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1-0
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Feb-12-19
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  HeMateMe: krush beats Z. They have a long rivalry. Instructive Queen endgame.

It looks like black can't play 53...QxQ. After 54.PxQ black can create a passer on the queenside but white has K-g5, threatening to queen a pawn first. That extra tempo lets white's king get back into the square, to stop the black passed pawn. Black can't capture the white kingside pawns with her King, as one of them will slip past. She has to wait, white will pick off the last queenside pawn with her king then march back across the board and win the game.

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