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Parimarjan Negi vs Sergey Erenburg
Hastings (2005/06), Hastings ENG, rd 4, Dec-31
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  1-0



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Jan-09-06  THE pawn: take a look a 64.? Hard to see a win for white here but f4! saves the day.
Jan-09-06  EmperorAtahualpa: A lovely and insightful finish by this 12-year old prodigy! Excellent game!

The last few moves could perhaps make a good puzzle.

Jan-10-06  THE pawn: It's just so depressing to witness such talent. I mean, this little brat is 12 years old. He has not even achieved half-puberty and he already kick asses. I'm now an adult and I still can't figure out what's the difference between a toaster and a microwave.
Jan-11-06  PhilFeeley: This kid a very savvy end game player.
Apr-27-06  Halldor: This is the position after Black's 68th move. - White to play and win.

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I was comparing this position whith various such positions in <“Comprehensive Chess Endings” by Averbakh, Henkin & Chekhover>. If I'm right this position is a theoretical win - but would be a draw if the white king were outside the zone which includes the squares d1-d4-e4-e5-h5. The tablebases say that apart from the text then also win: 69.♕g8+(#10) or 69.♕g7+(#11).

There are many winning variations, such as 69.Qg8+ Kf1 < 69...Kh1 70.Qa2 Kg1 71.Kf4 h1Q 72.Kg3 Qh4+ 73.Kxh4 Kf1 74.Kg3 Ke1 75.Qc2 Kf1 76.Qf2#> 70.Qd5 Kf2 71.Qd2+ Kg3 72.Qe3+ Kg2 73.Kf4 h1Q 74.Qe2+ Kg1 75.Kg3 Qh4+ 76.Kxh4 Kh1 77.Kg3 Kg1 78.Qd1#.

Apr-27-06  Halldor: One diagram in “Comprehensive Chess Endings” is this one:

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Here the draw zone includes the squares a5-d5-d4-e4-e1 for the white king, so there is a win if the white king is inside the zone as here. The book gives the following moves: 1.Qd2+ Kb1 2.Kb4 a1Q 3.Kb3, and Black has no defence against the mate. <“Comprehensive Chess Endings”, Volume 3, page 5>

I tested this using the Nalimov tablebases, they say: 1.Kc4 is mate in 6 but the text move is mate in 8 (Qb4 also wins, mate in 9). - <Nalimov: 1.Kc4 a1Q 2.Qd2+ Kb1 3.Kb3 Qa4+ 4.Kxa4 Ka1 5.Kb3 Kb1 6.Qb2#.<>>

Apr-28-06  Halldor: NB, the draw zone is outside the line marked by the squares a5-d5-d4-e4-e1. If the white king is on some of these squares it's a win, so these squares are not part of the draw zone. - (I should have said “here the winning zone includes the squares a5-d5-d4-e4-e1...,” etc.)
Jul-06-06  samsal27: This game should dispel any doubts as to the level at which Parimarjan is playing ....
Jul-19-06  Fast Gun: Having seen Negi's attacking prowess, it is worth noting that his endgame technique is not bad either. Vishy watch out this youngster is coming to get you !!
Sep-24-06  samsal27: <it is worth noting that his endgame technique is not bad either><This kid a very savvy end game player> You bet!!
Jan-13-07  Tactic101: Awesome! Parimarjan puts black in Zugzwang! Pretty impressive, considering that Erenburg came second in this tournament.
Feb-14-07  Strongest Force: A shockingly sophisticated & smooth positional performance from such a young kid!
Mar-12-07  Billy Ray Valentine: <THE pawn: take a look a 64.? Hard to see a win for white here but f4! saves the day.>

Yes, it would make a nice puzzle...

Feb-09-08  Dr. J: Beautiful finish, but isn't 63 g3 a simpler win?
Also, did Black really have to surrender the pawn at move 32? Couldn't he have played 32 ... Rf6? And is 31 ... Nxe5 even better?
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  TheaN: <Beautiful finish, but isn't 63 g3 a simpler win?>

It is. Strange decision by Negi to play Ke5. 63.g3 cuts the Black King away from the fourth rank, and the only try 63....h4 64.gxh4† Kxh4 65.Ke5 wins.

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