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Boris Chatalbashev vs Stefan Kristjansson
EUR-chT (Men) 14th (2003), Plovdiv BUL, rd 2, Oct-12
Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14)  ·  1-0



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  cu8sfan: 68.? Might be a fun endgame puzzle.
Jul-03-08  amtr: The ending would have been 71...Kh8 72.Rxf8#
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  g15713: E. 1.0
Black to move at 64

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Black was forced to play the only drawing move 64...Bg2+ and White responded with 65. Kh5

E. 1.1
Black to move at 65

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<"if the defender has a bishop, his drawing chances are excellent. Even quite unfavorable positions can be held with accurate play."> John Nunn

Syzygy says Black can draw with any of the following moves: 65...Ba1 or Bb2 or Bf8 or Ra8 or Rb8 or Re8 or Rf8.


Instead Black played 65...Kh7? losing also 65...Bf6? is met by 66. Rd6!

Game continued:
66. Rg5 Kh8 67. Rg6!

E. 1.2
Black to move at 67

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Game continued:
67...Bf8 68. Rxg8+ Kxg8 69. Kg6

E. 1.3
Black to move at 69

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Black's king is in a bad corner

Game continued:
69...Bd6 70. Rc8+ Bf8 71. Rb8 1-0

Going back to diagram E. 1.2

Black could have played 67...Kh7 but 68. Rh6# is checkmate!

E. 1.4

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