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Dragutin Sahovic vs Larry Mark Christiansen
Lone Pine (1977), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 7, Mar-28
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense (E94)  ·  1-0



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  Fusilli: A triumph of patience and perseverance.
Feb-09-17  Howard: I'll say !!
Feb-10-17  TheBish: I never knew Larry C. played the Black side of the KID! I've seen countless games with him on the White side. This may have been one of the games that put him off playing the Black side.
Feb-10-17  RookFile: A professional win by white. He doesn't hurry with his extra pawn.
Feb-16-17  Howard: The second longest game of Lone Pine 1977, not surprisingly.

The longest one was a draw between Weinstein and Dake.

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  OBIT: This wasn't a triumph of patience and perseverance so much as a brain fart by Christiansen. Despite having a good endgame with a pawn advantage at move 40, Sahovic never made a serious attempt to win it. For the next 49 moves, not much happened except a mindless shuffling of pieces. At that point, thinking he could claim a draw by the 50 move rule, Christiansen got cute by deliberately blundering with 89...Nb6??, when 90. Nd5 threatened mate in one, forcing a winning simplication. Christiansen then made his draw claim, to which his opponent pointed out that Larry had moved a pawn on move 47, invalidating the draw claim. Oops...
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  louispaulsen88888888: The game is lost by move 89. White will play 90.Kt-Q5 against anything. Game over.
Jul-28-20  Granny O Doul: So apparently the position after 81 moves matched the one after move 49 and move 52. White might have made it easier on everyone had he blocked with 29. Bd1. Short of time, I guess.

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