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Ruedi Staechelin vs Marco Lehmann
Swiss Championship (2005), rd 5, Jul-11
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto Variation (B31)  ·  1-0



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Feb-20-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: What's so hilarious about 36.Kg2?
Jun-05-07  kellmano: I don't know. I can't see anything clearly better.
Jun-08-07  t3hPolak: 36. Kg2...
He's getting his King active in the endgame....
I don't understand.
Jun-19-07  pinoywoodpusher: What's wrong with Kg2?
Sep-24-07  prinsallan: Did I say that 36. Kg2 was hilarious? Nope: I meant blacks 36:th move... d3. Its of course just a pipe dream that these pawns would present any kind of problem for white :P
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  OBIT: Nah, 36...d3 isn't hilarious either. If Black just shuttles his rook on the back rank, White wins routinely by centralizing his king and picking off the d pawns. Playing 36...d3 forces the White rook off the f file, allowing Black to get his king to get in the game - well, except then he forgot to do that by playing 39...Rxb2?? when the only chance was 39...Kf7.

This was probably a time scramble - note we are close to move 40. My guess is, Black was anticipating 39. Kf3, when 39...Rxb2 would have been fine. Sensing this, White played 39. Kg3 to see if his opponent blitzed 39...Rxb2, and sure enough he did.

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