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Alexey Sokolsky vs Ratmir Kholmov
USSR Championship (1954), Kiev URS, rd 13, Jan-26
Polish Opening: Czech Defense (A00)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  whiteshark: I wonder where Kholmov missed the win?
The ♖endgame was well played by Sokolsky.
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  whiteshark: o.k., here is one suggestion
position after <28.Bxg4>:

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<28...Qxg4 29.Rf2> only move against Qg2# <29...Qf5> avoiding 30.fxe5 <30.Nxe5 dxe5 31.Qc2 e4>

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<32.Rg1 Rxd5 33.Rg5 Qf6 34.Rg3> the rook is not hanging, as 34.Rxd5 will be answered by 34...Qa1+. <34...Qe6>

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Black is a pwan up, due to ♙h3 White can only act passively. Black will strengthen his position further.

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