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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Svetozar Gligoric
Ljubojevic - Gligoric Match (1979), Belgrade YUG, rd 9
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Carlsbad Variation (D34)  ·  1-0



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Feb-15-05  Poisonpawns: One of the most instructive endings i`ve ever seen! 57.g7?? allows black to draw after 57...c4! but he misses the importance of this idea:White`s rook would remain immobile on g8.Black`s King could be safe on a7 & b7 and blacks pawn on c4 would be protected on c4 by the rook.i.e 57.g7? c4! 58.Kb4 Kb7 59.Kb5 Ka7 60.Kc6 Rg6+ 61.Kc5 Rg4 so blacks king has access to a7 and b7 while white king is attacking the c-pawn,there is no way to put black in zugzwang.So white cannot progress on the Queenside.Amazing the difference 1 pawn move makes! Notice white finds his way on move 58. with c4!!Rg3+ 59.Kc3 and white wins easily because blacks king and rook are tied down totally.
Feb-15-05  euripides: <poison> Very interesting (incidentally your moves should be numbered 68 not 58 etc.). You mean that when e.g. the king gets to d6 and the rook is on b5 Black can only play Ka7 and then Kc6 is a decisive zugzwang ? The rook ending with extra outside passed pawn and the attacking rook in front of the pawn is extremely difficult - Timman wrote an article where he gave four examples of grandmasters losing drawn positions of this kind.
Feb-15-05  Poisonpawns: <euripedes> yes i meant to put 68 etc thx.Yes, after whites c4! black will soon find himself in zugzwang and white will win the c-pawn and the position will collapse.If black had played 67...c4!+ instead of Kb8 then there is no way to put black in zugzwang if white heads for the defends the same way you would as if there were no Queenside pawns at all!I learned alot from these endings anyone who studies these will become stronger.

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