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Georgy Lisitsin vs Boris Verlinsky
USSR Championship (1933), Leningrad URS, rd 18
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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May-15-05  paladin at large: Fine rook-and-pawn ending by Lisitsin, who forces Zugzwang on move 65., thereby winning a pawn.
May-15-05  aw1988: I don't think it's technical zugzwang.
May-15-05  paladin at large: <aw1988> Isn't black going to lose one pawn, or two pawns (b-pawn and h-pawn) for the white c- pawn - no matter what he plays on move 65?
May-15-05  mynameisrandy: For it to be a true zugzwang, the player who is obliged to move must have a position such that, if it were their opponent's move, they'd be fine. If it was White's move instead of Black's in that position, the pawn still falls so it's not zugzwang. White just forced the win of a pawn and Black was helpless.
May-15-05  aw1988: Precisely.
May-16-05  paladin at large: I see - thank you.
Apr-24-12  Whitehat1963: Excellent endgame.
Sep-15-18  goser: Black lost this endgame because of their own "a" pawn!

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