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Vladimir Alatortsev vs Semyon Abramovich Furman
USSR Championship (1948), Moscow URS, rd 13, Dec-02
Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56)  ·  0-1



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Dec-14-14  drunknite: another from same color B collection. This game must have been epic but white must have been in a funk/desperate to win in the latter stages, because it should be a simple draw, for instance 68 Kd4 is dead drawn. Even after that it is still draw, but 81 Kc4?? throws it away. The white K should just stay on d4, so when the black B eats the g4 pawn he has enuf time to eat the f6 pawns and both sides Q.
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  beatgiant: <drunknite>
<81 Kc4?? throws it away. The white K should just stay on d4> Then what move do you suggest for White? If 81. Be2 Bxa4, or 81. Bc2 Kxg4.
Dec-18-14  drunknite: going from memory I think if 81...Bxa4 the white K eats the pawn on f6, I dont have time to set it up now, but I think thats the idea...its another odd K walk ala the Dake/Capablanca game, very interesting stuff.
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  beatgiant: <drunknite>
So 81. Be2 Bxa4 82. Kd5 is the suggestion? That does seem a little tricky, but instead of that, 81. Be2 <Bf3> looks like it mops up.

<going from memory> You saw an analysis of this somewhere?

Dec-21-14  drunknite: Hang on and I will get back to you soon on this, I think your suggestion above is correct, so maybe the saving line comes up earlier.

in answer to your last question No, I did not see an analysis somewhere I had been working on this one with the crap pc ( an online pc)and am going from my memory.

Sorry, I should have put all these games on one note card...

Dec-22-14  drunknite: OK indeed it looks like 68 b4 is the losing move although it takes a long time to break down the position. THe reason is essentially A) giving up the opposition allows K penetration and allows the black K and B to double attack g4 (black B goes h3) and B) the queening situation with white a-pawn and black g-pawn favors black because his pawn queens with check.

Even with 68 Kd4 it is still tricky, because of the old "pawns on the same color as the Bishops" thing. Even so, it does seem to hold a draw.

A great example of why you should not leave your pawns on the same color as your B.

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