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Svetozar Gligoric vs Wolfgang Unzicker
Alekhine Memorial (1956), Moscow URS, rd 7, Oct-19
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Variation (E55)  ·  1-0



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Jun-25-12  Whitehat1963: What's the finish?
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  WannaBe: Interesting, 42. RxQ RxR, then you have equal pawns, 2R vs. Q, should be a draw, no??
Jun-25-12  Shams: I wrote a post, saw that it was flawed and deleted it. After the trade on d8 White has one winning move, which I did not find. Maybe not a problem move but a good one. Then Shredder's analysis creeps past +3.00.
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  WannaBe: What's the line? What's the line?! Enquiring minds want to know!
Jun-26-12  Whitehat1963: I'm thinking 42. Rxd8 Rxd8 43. f5 is very good for white. What's black's best reply? (Obviously not 43...exf5?? 44. Qh4!) But I'm not sure what happens if 43...Rh6. Not so good for black, but not exactly catastrophic at that point either.
Jun-26-12  Shams: <Whitehat> 43...Rd2+ and then 44...exf5=
Jun-26-12  Whitehat1963: I also looked at 42. Rh1+ Kg1 43. Rh8 Kxh8 44. Qxg6 only yields a Q v. Q ending that looks like a theoretical draw (or like first mistake loses).

Sorry, can't figure out the finish.

Jun-26-12  Shams: Only 43.Qc2! wins:

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The pin is maintained, and ...Rd2 or ...Rd3+ are off the table. Now if 43...Rd4 44.Kf3, and Black is helpless to prevent 45.g4, with the threat of not 46.f5? but instead 46.g5 incarcerating the Rook for eternity.

Jun-26-12  Shams: Actually 43.Kf3 first with the same idea may also win. Sorry, I lied.

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