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Henri Grob vs B Brechbuehler
corr (1966) (correspondence), ?
Grob Opening: Spike. Hurst Attack (A00)  ·  1-0



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May-31-04  MatrixManNe0: 66...Kb1 was the fatal error! If black had moved to the third, he may have drawn... I'll try to explain later...
Jun-03-04  MatrixManNe0: Okay... 66... Kb1 loses the rook, and there is no defense against the queen.

The key in this position is that black's main trump is the a-pawn, hence the king must stay with it. Another good card is the h-pawn, ready to move out after the exchange of the a- and f- pawns.

66... Kb3, and black must simply guard his ace. At the current position, white is actually in the lead, so black should satisfy himself with a draw.

Jun-03-04  Eatman: Horrible endgame play by both sides. Not sure how you can make those kind of blunders in a correspondence game.
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  patzer2: Grob wins with a simple tactic following an instructive blunder late in a correspondence endgame. After Black's blunder 66...Kb1?? (66...Kb3! draws as noted by <MatrixManNe0>), Grob's 67. Re1+! is a winning deflection sacrifice (removing the guard to Queen the White passed pawn).
Oct-29-04  JL de Jong: Why resign, isn't this still a draw?
Oct-29-04  samvega: If 75..Ka1, white plays Q-b3-c2-c1# (black's h-pawn prevents stalemate)

If 75..Kc1, 76.Qa3+ Kb1 77.Qb3+, and black either drops the a-pawn or steers into the above variation.

Oct-29-04  aw1988: Grob opens with the Grob. Plays terribly. Good game.
Feb-06-05  Backward Development: maybe they were in time trouble late in the game.
Sep-20-05  PaulLovric: its too late and school is over, first day back, very tired, but can someone help me with this contiuation please?
Jun-14-06  prinsallan: <Backward Development> Hard to be in time trouble in a correspondence game, dont you think?
Jul-31-06  Manic: <samvega>, u forgot to mention that white must play Kg5 first before the Q-b3-c2-c1#, otherwise black is stalemated.
Sep-19-06  olav dalkeith: Hi Manic,
no need to move white king first! Black is moving down the board, so the King is not in the way. Olav
Oct-15-06  Manic: ROFL my bad. Thanks olav for correcting me.
Jul-13-08  4tmac: WHITE played almost flawlessly in the ending (remember there were stalemate considerations if the ending simplified to an advanced R-pawn vs QUEEN) BLACK pressed too hard to win and made a few inaccurate moves.

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