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Gennadi Sosonko vs Jan Timman
Amsterdam IBM (1980), Amsterdam NED, rd 8, Jul-05
Catalan Opening: General (E00)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-16-08  parmetd: how on earth is this a DRAW? A simple win for black here.
Dec-16-08  Ychromosome: <parmetd> Black's one pawn material advantage cannot be converted here. I think white's bishop can simply blockade at b3, and there is no way black can sacrifice or get his king to aid the extra pawn.
Dec-16-08  parmetd: Kg6 Kh6 Bh5 frees the bishop and converts the pawn does it not? White cannot waste tempos with his bishop or blacks bishop comes out on a4 winning as well.
Dec-21-08  Ychromosome: <parmetd> I think after 36.Bb3 Kg6 37.h4 Kh6 38.Kg3 Bh5 39.Kf2 the white king controls all relevant light squares on the e,f, and g-file and the white bishop controls the blockade of the b-file and d1, and white's king can use tempos if needed.
Dec-21-08  Ychromosome: <parmetd>...once the black king gets to h5 to attack the pawn white's king comes to g3 to defend it, and white's bishop can shuffle between b3, c2, and d1 with check if need be. Once black's bishop gets to b1, white's king is free to move and still protect the h-pawn.
Dec-22-08  Ychromosome: Here's an example continuation

35. Rxe8 Bxe8
36. Ke3 Ke7
37. Bc2 Bg6
38. h4 Kd8
39. Kd2 h6
40. Bb1 h5
41. Ke2 Kc7
42. Bc2 Kc8
43. Ba4 Kc7
44. Kd3 Kd8
45. Bc6 Kc7
46. Ke3 Bf7
47. Ba4 Kd8
48. Bc6 Kc7
49. Ke2 Kb8
50. Ke3 Kc7

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