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William Norwood Potter vs Johannes Zukertort
Potter - Zukertort (1875), London ENG, rd 5, Nov-11
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-05-09  WhiteRook48: awesome draw!
Jun-21-12  vinidivici: This NOT awesome draw. Potter so unlucky. This is easy to win. I cant believe...who is potter a master? a GM? He missed an easy win.

91...any king's move
92.b5 Ka7
93.b6+ Ka6
94.Kb4 Kb7
95.Kb5! d3
96.a6+ Kb8
97.Kc6 d2
98.a7+ Ka8
99.b7+ Kxa7
100.Kc7 d1=Q
101.b8+Q Ka6
102.Qb6 (checkmate) 1-0

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  fredthebear: It does appear to be a draw (especially for a weary mind after 90 moves) with both kings tied up on the defensive to prevent the other's passed pawns from promoting. Thank you for your analysis <vinidivici>. Indeed, surging forward with 95.Kb5! is a game changer.
Premium Chessgames Member According to Stockfish the final position is indeed won for White.

1) mated-in-16 (47 ply) 91...♔c6 92.b5+ ♔b7 93.b6 ♔c6 94.♔b4 d3 95.♔c3 d2 96.♔xd2 ♔b7 97.♔c3 ♔a6 98.♔c4 ♔b7 99.♔b5 ♔b8 100.a6 ♔c8 101.♔c6 ♔d8 102.a7 ♔e7 103.a8=♕ ♔f7 104.b7 ♔g7 105.b8=♕ ♔g6 106.♕h8 ♔g5 107.♕ag8#

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