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Savielly Tartakower vs Paul Keres
Warsaw Olympiad (1935), Warsaw POL, rd 6, Aug-20
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation General (A28)  ·  1-0

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Jun-19-06  paladin at large: An unusual looking game in that it is not until move 15. that white allows his king's bishop the prospect of any air! I like the way that Tartakower shores up his queenside in the middlegame, where his king is, and carries the advantage into the ending.
Jul-07-06  Runemaster: Actually, White didn't allow his king's bishop out into the air until move 33.

Tartakower converted the ending nicely. I liked 48.c6, temporarily giving up a pawn in order to invade with the king.

Mar-14-11  DoctorD: This score does not match the one in ChessBase.
Dec-08-12  peteg000: Why 52. Kb4 instead of the more natural Kb6?
Dec-08-12
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  beatgiant: <peteg000>
If 52. Kb6, Black can play to draw by clearing all the pawns: 52. Kb6 <Bxa4> 53. Bxa4 Kd5 54. Be8 Ke4 55. Bxg6 Kf3 56. Bxf5 Kxg3 57. Bg6 Kxf4 58. Bxh5 Kg3.

By guarding the a-pawn with his king, White prevents this counterplay.

Feb-02-21
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  keypusher: < beatgiant: <peteg000> If 52. Kb6, Black can play to draw by clearing all the pawns: 52. Kb6 <Bxa4> 53. Bxa4 Kd5 54. Be8 Ke4 55. Bxg6 Kf3 56. Bxf5 Kxg3 57. Bg6 Kxf4 58. Bxh5 Kg3.>

Nice point!

Position after 58.Bxh5:


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The amazing thing is that even if Black misses 58....Kg3, he can still draw with 58....Kf5, 59....Kf6 followed by running his king to the corner. Sometimes chess seems very unfair.

Feb-02-21
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  beatgiant: <keypusher>
Yes, but what I missed back in 2012 is that in the line I posted, White can rush the king back just in time and still win:

52. Kb6 Bxa4 53. Bxa4 Kd5 54. Be8 Ke4 <55. Kc5> Kf3 56. Kd4 Kxg3 <57. Ke5> (which is probably the move I missed, 57. Ke3 Kxh4 is drawn)


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and then 57...Kxh4 58. Bxg6 Kg4 59. Bxh5+ Kxh5 60. Kxf5.

Feb-03-21
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  keypusher: <beatgiant> Wow, right you are! I checked my library and 2012-beatgiant is in good company: Tartakower also thought that 52.Kb6 threw away the win. Maybe chess isn't so unfair after all.

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