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Jan Hein Donner vs Vlastimil Hort
Hoogovens (1973), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Jan-31
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  1-0



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Mar-04-05  zb2cr: Just what's wrong with 42 Nc6+, Kd6;
43 b8=Q+, Nxb8; 44 Nxb8, Kc7; 45 Na6+
and the Knight escapes? White is then
up a piece for a Pawn with a completely clear
endgame win. Why did Donner prolong things
with 42 Kc3?
Mar-04-05  RookFile: You're probably right that it wins.
He must have been worried about
preventing one of the black pawns
from sneaking through with an idea
like ... g5, ... g4, white plays hxg4,
... f3 and ... h3. I don't think it
quite works for black, but that's probably what he was thinking about.
Mar-04-05  sneaky pete: <zb2cr> Maybe in the line you suggest Donner didn't like 44... f3 45.gxf3 exf3 followed by g7-g5-g4 which seems winning for black.
Mar-04-05  zb2cr: <sneaky pete>,
Your line looks right; after 46 Kc3, g5; 47 Kd2, g4 Black wins if either 48 Ke1, gxh3; 49 Kf1, h2 or if 48 hxg4, h3.

After 46 Na6, g5; 47 Nb4, g4; 48 Nd3, hxg3; 49 Ne1, h2 the Knight arrives one move too late. Where I went wrong was assuming Black would chase the Knight. Thanks for contributing to my education!

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