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Ludek Pachman vs Svetozar Gligoric
Moscow (1947), Moscow URS, rd 12, Dec-15
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0



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Jul-11-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: For me this game is the science of endgames.
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  Honza Cervenka: Nice and very instructive example of Q+NP vs Q ending. It's very hard to play it from any side. Another famous and important example is Botvinnik vs Minev, 1954
Feb-19-11  TheTamale: It seems Gligoric threw in the towel a little too soon in this one.
Feb-20-11  nescio: <TheTamale: It seems Gligoric threw in the towel a little too soon in this one.>

Too soon?

127...Kd1 128.Qb3+
127...Kd3 128.Qb3+ Ke4 129.Qxd5+

Oct-23-11  master of defence: I love games of kind queen and pawn vs queen
Oct-24-11  Nilsson: In the position just before Gligoric played 58...Kd2?? it is a draw. There are 26 possible moves. 9 of them is a draw. All with queen-moves.
for example Qe4.
58...Kd2?? give white the initiative
and after 59.Qf2+ it is a win in 29 moves. 59.g6 is also winning but in 54 moves! (according to Nalimov endgame -DB.) /JN
Aug-06-19  Knife: Mentioned in Pachman's "Now I can speak", 1973:

... In 1947 I played in Moscow against the yugoslavian player Gligoric during three sessions; in total 13.5 hours. After 132 moves my opponent resigned. At the same time, the last viewer, that had suffered the endgame, hard but infinitely tasteless and boring, came to the platform and said: "It's not that you won the game; you have squeezed it!" That man had all the reason in the world. When the security personnel wanted to expel him, I defended this unknown person.

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