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Michael Basman vs David J Strauss
British Championship (1984), Brighton ENG, rd 11, Aug-10
Grob Opening: Keene Defense (A00)  ·  1-0

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Apr-15-05  tacticalmonster: Need help on this endgame problem. On move 50 black play Bxf7+, wouldn't it be better to play 50 a4 first, then 51 Kg7 (the only move for white) Bxf7 to gain the extra tampo? In this position, not only is that white king further away from the queen side, the black a-pawn is further advanced. It may allows black to draw.
Apr-15-05  Milo: 50...a4 51.Nxc6+ Bxc6 52.Kg7 and the pawn can't be stopped.
Apr-15-05  valerianus: <tacticalmonster> Dear tacticalmonster, you have a beautiful logic but it's sad to know that after Black plays 50...a4, White takes the house with 51. xc6+ and Black cannot take the Bishop because of 52. Kg7 followed by the Queening of the King's Bishop Pawn. In addition, even if White misses 51. Nxc6+ after 50...a4, he still wins with 51. Kg7, albeit a little laboriously, i.e.: 51. Kg7 Bxf7 52. Nxf7 Ke6 53. Kd6 Kd5 54. Kf6 Kd4 55. Ne4 Kc4 56. Ke5 Kb3 57. Kd6 Kxa3 58. Nc3 Kb4 59. Nxa4 Kxa4 60. Kxc6, with the win safely in hand. Lauren Seowon Hwang, the vice-champion of my community, was kind enough to point this variation out for me. I hope this helps! =D
Apr-17-05  tacticalmonster: Thanks. I guess I seriously need some endgame training:P
Apr-09-15  fispok: Really, the stellar move here is 23.dxc4, because it reconnects the white pawns, creating a much more even endgame.

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