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Rainer Knaak vs Efim Geller
Amsterdam IBM (1974), Amsterdam NED, rd 13, Jul-31
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Closed Variation 7…c6 (E88)  ·  1-0



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  OrangeTulip: Knaak deserves Tulips from Amsterdam for this victory
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  HeMateMe: knaak takes a pretty big scalp here, at the big Amsterdam tournament.

is the final position so hopeless that black has to resign?

Jul-25-20  TheBish: <HeMateMe: is the final position so hopeless that black has to resign?>

White is already a pawn up and about to gain another, after 40...Rc4 41. Rxd7 Qxd7 42. Rxc4 dxc4 43. Qxc4, or 40...Qe8 41. Rxd7 Qxd7 42. Be3 Rc4 43. Rd1 (or 43. Rxc4). Of course, being move 40, it's also possible that Black lost on time. But probably he figured it was hopeless. Not sure if they had the 40 move time control then, but if they did, White just made it and would now have plenty of time to convert the two pawn advantage.

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