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Reuben Fine vs William Winter
Hastings (1936/37), Hastings ENG, rd 2, Dec-29
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Variation (D40)  ·  1-0



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Sep-10-11  Dr. J: Why not 38...Kb7?
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  perfidious: <Dr. J: Why not 38...Kb7?>

38....Kb7 loses to 39.Rh6, when Black has no good way to meet 40.fxg4 winning, as after 39....exf3+ 40.Kxh3 e2 41.Re6 is easy.

In the game, after 38....Kd7 39.Rh6 gxf3+ 40.Kxh3 fxe2 actually loses for White, so he must play as he did, though the ending remains winning for him.

Winter's move offered the only chance.

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  Sastre: There's nothing wrong with 38...Kb7. If 39.Rh6, Black is fine after 39...h4 40.Rh7+ (40.fxg4 Rg3+ 41.Kf2 Rxg4; 40.Rg6 Rg3+ 41.Kf2 gxf3) Kb8 41.Rh5 Kb7.

If 42.f4, 42...Rg3+ 43.Kf2 Rh3 44.f5 g3+ 45.Kg1 Rh2 =.

Sep-11-11  Cemoblanca: The flavour and aroma of this game are fine and lingering. ;0) Nice 1!
Aug-18-12  JohnBoy: <Sastre>: I think that white can improve on your main line with 41.Rg7. If 41...Rg3+ 42.Kf2 gf3 43.Rg3 hg3+ 44.Kf3 wins easily. This analysis is without a board, so if I totally botched it that is my excuse. ;-)
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  Sastre: <JohnBoy> The pawn endgame is a draw after 44.Kxf3 Kc7 45.Kxg3 Kd6 46.e4 Kc5 47.e5 (47.Kf4 Kxb5 48.Ke5 Kc5 49.Kf6 b5 50.e5 b4 51.e6 b3 52.e7 b2 53.e8Q b1Q) Kxb5 48.e6 Kc6 49.Kf4 Kd6 50.Kf5 Ke7.
Aug-19-12  JohnBoy: <Sastre> - that looks right. Thanks!

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