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Svetozar Gligoric vs Israel Albert Horowitz
Havana (1952), Havana CUB, rd 18, Mar-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defense (D56)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 18...c5?? throws away a pawn and loses the game, but the ending itself is worth a good long look. Horowitz puts both Rooks on the seventh, and Gligorich does a good job of forcing Black to lift the pressure. The single Rook vs. single Rook finish is good, too: once both sides have been forced to sacrifice their Rooks for the passed pawns, White wins because he had the *inside* passed pawn.
Mar-21-05  RookFile: I feel Horowitz played the wrong plan with black. His king was doing just fine on the kingside, where it is a useful piece holding up white's kingside pawn majority. I would have left the king over there and have played with the rooks only to put pressure on white's queenside pawns.
Mar-21-05  Hinchliffe: <An Englishman> You are absolutely right the ending does merit a good hard look.It is a very good example of patience and end game understanding. I thank you for your recommendation. By the way how is merry old England the land of my birth?
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Sorry, Hinchliffe, I've never been there. The English was my chief weapon during my playing days.
Mar-31-05  Hinchliffe: <An Englishman> Oh I understand now. Well I hope you get the opportunity and the inclination to visit England where I am certain you will be made to feel most welcome.
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