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Semen I Dvoirys vs Garry Kasparov
Baku (1975), rd 8
Sicilian Defense: Velimirovic Attack (B89)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-14-04  Creator of Time: why draw, white's pretty much winning
Mar-14-04  skakmiv: As drukenknight says:"SHOW ME YOUR WINNING LINE!".
Mar-14-04  MoonlitKnight: I plugged this into Fritz. After a long think he evaluated the position as slightly in favour of black. Now Fritz may not be the best on endgames, but he is a lot better than me for sure.
Mar-14-04  Vischer: Shredder8 seems to think that black is a slight bit better, but the position is still a draw.
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  tamar: Optically it looks like there should be chances for White in the final position, but his ♔ and ♗ are awkwardly placed. Black is even threatening to come in on e4 with the ♔ so...a likely line is 46 c5 ♗e4 47 ♔e2 ♘h2 48 ♔f2 ♘f3 and should White take a walk with his ♔, Black's ♘ can cause trouble. 46 Ke2 Ke4 just drops the c4♙
Jan-30-06  goragoragora: Indeed it's not, Moonlit. That's
a WRONG-COLORED rook's pawn there!
Jan-30-06  hayton3: Precisely - no calculation needed. The only way Black is going to win is by queening his last remaining pawn. However, it is a rook pawn whose queening square is the opposite colour of his bishop. This is almost always a draw provided the defending king can make it to the corner in time. It only requires a minute or so to understand and is an important drawing motif to remember.
Apr-20-10  arjay: thanks for sharing your thoughts, now its clear to me that it is a draw
Oct-17-13  MrJafari: As material count two sides are equal and it's so difficult to tell which one can win.maybe draw is fair...

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