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Emanuel Berg vs Jonny Hector
Sigeman & Co (2001), Malmo SWE, rd 7, Jun-18
King's Gambit: Accepted. Schallop Defense (C34)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Sep-03-16
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  Retireborn: Wedberg, writing in NiC 2001/5, says of 28.Ra5!! that "computers wouldn't find this move. The point is 28...Qxa5 29.Qf6! and White makes a draw..."

15 years on and Houdini 1.5a doesn't find it either; I'd be interested to know if any stronger engines do and if they agree it's a draw.

In any case Black should play 28...Qxa5, because after 28...Qg7? he is lost. White could have won with 34.Re7 or 35.Re7, but it's only 38.Qxa7? which throws away the win; instead White has the rather simple tactic 38.Re7 Qxe7 39.Qb3+ Kc5 40.Qa3+.

In the final position after 43.Kg2 Qxc2+ 44.Kg1 Kd3 45.Rxa6 Qc1+ Black could play on without risking anything, but Wedberg notes that the disillusioned Hector didn't want to take any more risks.

Very interesting game.

Sep-04-16
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  MissScarlett: If Deep Blue couldn't find the perpetual in 1997, it's not surprising our bog standard laptops can't find this one either.

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