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Shimon Kagan vs Boris Spassky
Winnipeg (1967), Winnipeg CAN, rd 6, Oct-09
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Sicilian (A21)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: If 30.Kxe3, then 30...Bxd4+
Apr-18-03  KnightBlade: One question. Is it possible for black to win a whole rook in this position (after which he would be a bishop and two pawns up)? It seems like the best he can do is win back the exchange and be two pawns up in the endgame, but White seems to have drawing chances because of black's own weak d5 pawn and queenside pawns. Can somebody clarify this for me?
Apr-18-03  ChessPraxis: Black's d-pawn is isolated but it isn't really weak. It's a passed pawn in the ending!

I agree that Black is going to be two pawns up. I don't see how Black can win a whole rook. One possible line is 31. Kg2 Bxd4 32. Rf3 Qd2+ 33. Kh1 Bxg1 34. Kxg1 and Black will nedd to prepare the advance of the d-pawn becaus eof the dual pressure on his own f-pawn. But Black will winn.

Jun-21-20  carpovius: <One possible line is 31. Kg2 Bxd4 32. Rf3 Qd2+ 33. Kh1 Bxg1 34. Kxg1 and Black will nedd to prepare the advance of the d-pawn becaus eof the dual pressure on his own f-pawn.> instead 34...Rc8 looks decisive

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