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Alexander Alekhine vs George Alan Thomas
Scarborough Premier (A) (1926), Scarborough ENG, rd 4, May-25
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E17)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jul-28-08  vikinx: In this game the Knight draws against three pawns. Usually the three pawns wins especially if the pawns are separated because of the knight's short-range movement.
Jul-28-08  Boomie: The position after 58...Kxf5,


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is a tablebase win. Black has to get the f-pawn moving and use the b-pawn for waiting moves. Eventually he gets a position like:


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Mar-19-10  Cibator: Thomas himself allegedly commented that "Black missed a forced win in the endgame, but White should have won earlier". <Boomie>'s suggestion for Black's winning strategy seems pretty obvious - strange that a player of Thomas's strength should have just faffed around with his king like that.

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