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Raset Ziatdinov vs Pavel Blatny
World Open: Open Section (2003), Philadelpha, PA USA, rd 5, Jun-30
Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-25-05  blackjacki2: draw?
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  kevin86: A strange finish!

White's queen is unable to check at the crucial square of b4 and the manoever to get to a3 and b3 is impossible! Of course the pawn cannot be taken as the elementary stalemate situation is set up. Check this out:

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After ♕b3+ ♔a1 and white must release the king or he is stalemate.

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  Gypsy: 81...Kc1 82.Qa4 Kb2! ...

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And White to move has no way to win this. (82.Qc4+ Kb2 does not win either.)

Mar-25-16  Exploding: <blackjacki2> Of course, don't be like a beginner.
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  GrahamClayton: Ziatdinov uses a staircase sequence to get his queen in front of the pawns, however the pawns are far enough advanced for Blatny to draw.

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