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Guillermo Garcia Gonzalez vs Miguel Quinteros
"Piece be a Pawn Him" (game of the day Sep-20-2008)
Moscow Interzonal (1982), Moscow URS, rd 5, Sep-12
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Aronin-Taimanov Defense (E97)  ·  1-0



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Dec-07-06  dzechiel: Another instructive pawn end game showing the power of the outside passed pawn (and the ability to make another passed pawn on the other side of the board).

This one took about the same time as yesterday (pretty quick), as white's options are fairly limited.

Dec-08-06  jahhaj: <YouRang> But the different winning moves are not alternate solutions. There is only one winning method.
Dec-08-06  eaglewing: Regarding the 1. e5 line (cf. Diagram by RV), my ideas do not seem to work for a win. The best I got was a nice stalemate, I got the pawn on h3 with the Queen, went to e6 with the King, check from e4 and Kd7 did not help, because with the black Kf8 the move Qh7+ saved Black immediately. It seems, there is no way into the a8-corner.

However, I looked into the 1. Kf2 line given by Rybka and tried to understand, why the main difference, the additional pawn g5 protects from the perpetual threat. Even in this case I did not find a win yet, at least it won't be easy, but if it would be truely a draw, too, why gives Rybka a 8.3 evaluation ?

So, has somebody available a winning line in the Queen endgame followed by 1.Kf2?

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  kevin86: It's obvious that king moves don't work:pawns one file apart have a neat way of protecting one another 47 ♔g1 f3! and to move again would lead to a promotion..

This answer of g6! is much like yesterdays'-either the g pawn queens or the chain of e,d,or c queens!

Sep-20-08  jovack: sweet finish
an unstoppable pawn cascade
Sep-20-08  Antiochus: 45,,,Bg3 was wright.45...Bf4? shows a blunder a blunder structural case.
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  Richard Taylor: Instructive ending -

Quinteros gave a simul here (NZ) once and I played him - I lost. He was very debonair chap from memory..

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  Once: The position I find interesting is this one.

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At first sight, I thought that white was going to struggle in this position. The g4 pawn looks hard to defend. White's king can only defend the g4 pawn from f3. So you could envisage a scenario where the minor pieces are exchanged, black marches his king to g5 and the endgame looks grim for white. The doubled black h pawns may lead to a draw, but that's about it.

In fact, white has several ways to win from here. The game continuation is certainly instructive, but white also has 43. g5 Bxg5 44. Ke2 Kf6 45. Kf3

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The white king will get to g4, gobble up both black h pawns, tie black down defending h8=Q and then switch his attention to the queenside pawns. You can even see the white knight "sacrificing" itself for either the b6 or d6 pawns to allow the c pawn to advance.

Now who said that bishops were stronger than knights?

Sep-20-08  TigerPawns: I think the real star move of this game has been overlooked! It's 45. Kf1!, which threatens Nc5 by preventing Bg1. For example this is a nice line:

45.Kf1! Bg3 46.Nc5

I believe other moves only draw. For example

45.Nf2? Bf4 46.Nxh3 Bc1 47.Kf3 Kf7 48.Kg4 Kg6 49.Kxh4 =

Sep-20-08  aktajha: <Once> Your first diagram position is in my belief a clear win for white. If you for instance take the g-pawn off and put a king on f3, you have a blockade, with a good knight versus bad bishop. Black has all the targets, while white can attack; say try to put a knight on e6 and move in with the king. It may take some moves if you play it with the minor pieces on the board, but probably white should easily win.

In a situation were all pawns are blockaded on the same square as the bishop, we call it 'bad' and it sure shows in an endgame with knight vs. bishop.

Sep-20-08  Trigonometrist: The best pun ever!!
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  kevin86: This is one of the greatest pieces of "chessoard magic I've ever seen!

It's clear that the white king cannot stop the black pawns and his own solo passed pawn is a goner. Instead,he sacs a pawn to create an invunerable passed pawn that CAN be forced home.

Though white cannot approach black's pawns to capture them,he CAN hold them at bay by simple pushing his own pawns.

Sep-20-08  patzer2: Wow! <Tigerpawns> is right. White's 45. Kf1!! sets up the winning 47. g6! with the 49. e5+1 follow-up.

Another fascinating possibility is 45. Kf1!! Bg6 47. Nc5! dxc5 (47...bxc5 48. g6 c4 48. g7! Kf7 49. b6 ) 47. g6 .

Sep-20-08  A.G. Argent: <Trigonometrist; best pun ever> It does rank pretty high.
Sep-20-08  DarthStapler: Brilliant
Sep-20-08  melv: The irony is that black has four passed pawns and still he loses.
Sep-20-08  falso contacto: pecado de juventud.
quien es ggg? alguien lo conoce?
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  Jimfromprovidence: <falsocontacto>

El favor de leer lo siguiente.

Guillermo Garcia Gonzales

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  Jimfromprovidence: After spending a little more time reviewing this game, I don't understand why black felt compelled to exchange queens. That looks like the beginning of the end for black.

Instead of 40...Qe3, why not 40...Qf6, below, or something similar?

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Sep-20-08  Craigokat: Guillermito, one of the all time great Cuban players. One of the nicest guys as well.
Sep-20-08  falso contacto: I was supporting miguel, which is not as young as he was once. nothing against guillermo, which I sadly learned why i didnt know him.
Sep-20-08  The Bycote: kevin86: "It's obvious that king moves don't work:pawns one file apart have a neat way of protecting one another 47 Kg1 f3! and to move again would lead to a promotion.."

Actually, 47.Kg1 works perfectly. After 47...f3 white plays 48.g6 and reaches the exact same position seen in the game on move 48. Kg1 will need to be played in any case to stop black's pawns from promoting and it doesn't hurt to do it on move 47 instead of move 48. Black is losing in the exact same way and there's nothing he can do about it.

Nov-16-08  Antiochus: I agree.After 45...Bg3 46.Nc5-e6 is decisive.Thanks all.
Aug-03-09  WhiteRook48: pawn breakthrough!
Oct-01-09  WhiteRook48: 51 d7 is better than 51 dxc7 because the pawn will now promote with check
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