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Ulf Andersson vs Bent Larsen
Match (1975), Stockholm SWE, rd 4, Feb-??
Zukertort Opening: Kingside Fianchetto (A04)  ·  1-0



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  Mateo: A great Rook ending, Andersson creating a win in a drawish position against a strong player. The most beautiful move is 49. Kd4!.

34.bxc3 <34. Rxc3? Rxc3 35. bxc3 b2 .> b2 <34... Rxd5? 35. d4 and 36. Rb1 wins a pawn.> 35.Rb1 Rxc3 36.Kd2 <36. Rxb2 Rxd3 37. Rxb5 Rxa3, draw for sure.> Rxa3 <36... Rb3 37. Kc2 Rxa3 38. Rxb2 Ra5 is the same.> 37.Rxb2 Ra5 38.Kc3 b4+?! <This could be a losing move. 38... Ra3+ 39. Kc2 Ra5 seems nearly equal.> 39.Kd4 g5 <39... Rb5 40. e4 and 41. Kc4. Larsen is making the h pawn a target.> 40.e4 <40. Rxb4? Ra2.> Ra1 41.Rxb4 Rh1 42.Rb8+ Kg7 43.Re8! Rxh2 <43... Kf6 44. f4 gxf4 45. gxf4 Rxh2 46. e5+, White wins a pawn.> 44.Rxe7 Rxf2 45.e5 h4 <45... dxe5 46. Rxe5 f6 47. Re7+ Kf8 48. d6 White has winning prospects (an advanced passed pawn, the Rook on the 7th rank cutting the road of the Black King and a useful King.> 46.gxh4 Rf4+ <46... dxe5+ 47. Rxe5 and again White has winning prospects.> 47.Ke3 Rxh4 <47... dxe5 48. hxg5 Rf5 49. Re8!, the threat 50. d6 wins.> 48.exd6 Rh6 <48... Rh8 49. d7 Rd8 50. Ke4 Kf6 51. d6 g4 52. Kd5 g3 53. Kc6 g2 54. Re1, White wins.> 49.Kd4! Rxd6 50.Kc5 Rd8 51.d6 Kf6 52.Kc6 g4 <52... Rc8+ 53. Kb6 wins.> 53.Re3 Kg5 <53... Rc8+ 54. Kb6 wins. 53... Kg7 54. Kc7 Ra8 55. d7 f5 56. Re7+ Kf6 57. Re8 Ra7+ 58. Kc6 Rxd7 wins in the same way than in the game.> 54.d7 f5 55.Re8 Rxd7 56.Kxd7 f4 57.Ke6 f3 58.Rf8 Kh4 59.Rf4 1-0

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