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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Kiril Georgiev
Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988), Thessaloniki GRE, rd 7, Nov-20
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation. Traditional (B25)  ·  0-1



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Sep-11-04  mjk: With 71.♘exg7! it's mate in 48. (Black's being mated in under 20 moves doesn't really test White's stamina.) <-- Nalimov Tablebase Server>
Oct-14-07  Ken MacGillivray: On move 88. Black had the choice of three squares to play his knight to resulting in a mate next move; namely d8, f8, or g5.
May-04-09  David2009: White's final mistake was at move 79:

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Kg6-h7 was suicide; Kg6-g5 is mate in 39 (i.e. on move 118 with best play- this will include some P moves. White's last P move was f2-f4 at move 72, so Black had until move 121 to mate.

This ending (of NN vs Bishop's P) is difficult to defend because the blockading N at f5 constrains White's K in many variations. See for example Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 won by Seitz who made the ending look very easy. See also the Nalimov Tablebase Server.

Jul-15-15  1 2 3 4: This is a very instructional explanation why the Bishop's pawn should be locked before it hits the 4th rank in the Troitzky line.

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