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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Joel Lautier
Credit Suisse Masters (1995), Horgen SUI, rd 3, Oct-23
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48)  ·  1-0



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Jan-24-08  blitzkriege: Maybe 107... Kh8?

Seems to hold because of the stalemate threats.

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: 107...Kh8 108.Qe8+ Kg7 109.Qf7+ Kh6 110.Qf6+ Kh5 111.Kf5 and mates.
Sep-02-09  WhiteRook48: 104...Rf6+!
Sep-03-12  vinidivici: The error is 82...Rb4??
82.Rf6! is a draw. It would be reach the Vancura position where rook at the 6th rank guarding the white pawn and preventing the white rook to move to another file. Black king would eat the h7 pawn and finally stays at g7 square. preparing to guard the black rook and black rook doing the side checks to the white king.
May-14-14  Whitehat1963: Q v. R very nicely excecuted!
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This pattern appears a lot in Q vs R and ought to be shown to any strong junior players you are coaching. The counter-intuitive 102 Qb8+! is very strong as after 102..Ke7 103 Kc6 the King advances under cover.

Black now loses quickly:

a) 103..Rd1 104 Qb4+! Ke8 105 Qe4+ Kd8 106 Qf3 Rc1+ 107 Kd6 and wins since mate on a8 and f8 are threatened.

b) 103..Rd8 104 Qc7+ Ke8 105 Qg7! Rd1 106 Qg6+ Kf8 107 Qf5+ Ke7 108 Qe4+ Kd8 109 Qf3 Rc1+ 110 Kd6 as above.

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