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Andrei Kharlov vs Thomas Ernst
Haninge (1992), Haninge SWE, rd 2, May-??
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  1-0

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Dec-22-05  notyetagm: <47 ... g5?? allows the standard pawn breakthrough 48 g4! .> Now White obtains widely separated passed pawns on the c- and h-files while Black gets a cluster of closely spaced passed pawns on the f- and g-files. The problem for Black is that his king cannot stop this widely separated White passed pawn duo while the White king has no such problem impeding the advance of the clustered Black passed pawns.

White wins the pawn endgame despite being a pawn down. Like Capablanca said, <the endgame is won by the player who sacrifices to promote a pawn first>.

Dec-22-05  notyetagm: Position after Black has just blundered with 47 ... g5??.

White To Play And Win: 48 ?


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Dec-22-05  notyetagm: Fritz 8 gives 47 ... ♔e6 and 47 ... ♔d6 as equal. 47 ... g5?? just throws away 1/2 point. It is amazing to me how often GMs misplay pawn endings. They are much more difficult than they look.
Feb-03-06  DanRoss53: Good potential puzzle! Another option, how can Black hold the draw on 47? The answer: 47... ♔d6 48. ♔d4 ♔c6 49. c5 g5
Feb-27-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 47...g5? 48.g4!! Wow - did anyone know that kind of 'trap' yet?

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