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Herman Pilnik vs Bogdan Sliwa
Gothenburg Interzonal (1955), Gothenburg SWE, rd 9, Aug-29
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C75)  ·  1-0

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Dec-03-19  woldsmandriffield:


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Black moved his Rook off guard duty: 80..Rh2? 81 Rg7+ Kb8 82 Kb6? (this is not the mating square: 82 Rb7+! Kc8 83 Re7 Rc2+ 84 Kd6 Kb8 85 Rb7+ Kc8 86 Ra7 +-)

The game continued and the players reached this position:


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White has left the Black pawn be. After all, if it moves or is captured the attacker gets another 50 moves! Now lack must beware ‘the distant opposition’ - when this appears, the defender needs to think hard.

90..Re2+? (A mistake because d6 is the mating square: don’t drive the enemy King on to it! The draw is achieved by 90..Rf2+ since 91 Kd6 Rf6+ 92 Be6 Kf8 is ok) 91 Kd6 Kf8 92 Rf7+ Ke8 93 Rf3 (slightly melodramatic: 93 Rf1 is just as effective) 93..Rd2 94 Rb3 1-0

Sliwa was the back marker and Pilnik qualified for the candidates by just half a point.

Dec-03-19  woldsmandriffield: Sorry - ignore the rogue Qa7 in the 2nd diagram!
Dec-03-19
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  perfidious: We understand--you just wanted to give Sliwa half a chance.
Dec-04-19
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  Honza Cervenka: Sad story for Sliwa who had clearly better if not won game for a long time.
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