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Sandor Takacs vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Vienna (1922), Vienna AUT, rd 11, Nov-26
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1-0



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  DiceToThat: Isn't K+N+B v K a forced win? Why did white go through all the extra moves to get a queen? I guess if he opponent doesn't resign, it might cost him more moves in the long run. Still, black should have resigned a while before the game actually ended.
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  WannaBe: <DiceToThat> K+N+B vs. K is not a forced win. It is possible to checkmate the king with that combination, but you have to really play it right and carefully.

Plus, in this game, black had a rook, which black would try to get the white pawns off the board, then if possible, exchange the rook for the knight or the bishop (If black can eliminate all white's pawns, and get both the knight AND the bishop, black wins in a K vs. R+K ending), the game would then be a draw.

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  keypusher: Maybe this is quibbling, but K+B+N v. K is certainly a forced win, although it's much more difficult than K+R v. K or K+2B v. K. I don't blame White for preferring to queen a pawn.

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