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Jon Loftur Arnason vs Garry Kasparov
Dortmund (1980), Dortmund FRG, rd 5, Aug-22
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation (B92)  ·  0-1



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Oct-10-06  ToTheDeath: Cool endgame. 2 Bishops + active king ----> nail meet coffin.
Apr-05-07  I3illieJoe: This should have ended in a draw. White played the endgame horribly
Apr-05-07  chessamateur: You cannot play a endgame worse than White here.
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  keypusher: <You cannot play a endgame worse than White here.> I see you're not familiar with my work.

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  keypusher: <You cannot play a endgame worse than White here.> I see you're not familiar with my work.

Seriously though, what do you think White did wrong? I thought 2B v. B+N endings (especially with unbalanced pawns, as here) were supposed to be very hard to defend for the side fighting against the bishops.

Apr-07-07  chessamateur: <keypusher>

I will have to take another look at it in the morning as it is late. However for starters I would of tried to get my King in the game a little earlier and at all cost tried to keep my last remaining Bishop on the board (keeping in mind the fact that 2 Bishops vs the knight is not a draw though it takes more than 50 moves with correct play).

Apr-25-07  colourofcandor: how come black couldn't 25... Qe8 for checkmate?
Apr-25-07  colourofcandor: nevermind i see the knight
Nov-03-07  BlackNightmare: ).....Bc1 )...Bb2#
Dec-27-08  Karpova: If 57...Bxf4 then 58.Nc4 (Bruce Pandolfini)

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If White takes the ♘ it's a stalemate and White threatens to check (a5-c4(-d2)).

Apr-05-12  screwdriver: Well, Kasparov was on top of his game and avoided the stalemate idea.
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