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Zoltan Almasi vs Mohamad Al-Modiahki
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Tripoli LIB, rd 1, Jun-20
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation Paulsen Variation (B85)  ·  1-0



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Jun-24-05  Whitehat1963: Interesting game from the Player of the Day. Good endgame for beginners or anyone to study.
Aug-04-05  blackjacki2: I thought the position after move 87 was theoretically drawn. Am I mistaken?
Aug-04-05  Averageguy: <blackjacki2> If the pawn is on the sixth rank, as long as the king is in front the opposition doesn't matter.
Jul-03-07  sanyas: <blackjacki2> It's only drawn if the pawn is a rook's pawn. Otherwise If the White king controls the square in front of the pawn and can't be pushed back with the opposition, White wins.

90.b6 would have been a draw after 90...♔a8 91.b7+ ♔b8 92.♔b6 stalemate. But 90.Kb6 reaches a position which wins for White regardless of who has the move. In the game he wins with the opposition, but even if Black could have 'passed' his nintieth move, White plays 91.♔c6 ♔c8 (he can't pass again, ths is just to demonstrate what happens if Black has the move after ♔c6) and now 92.b6 regains the opposition: 92...♔b8 93.b7 ♔a7 94.♔c7 ♔a6 95.b8=♕ ♔a5 96.♕b3 ♔a6 97.♕a4#

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