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Keith Arkell vs Robert Eugene Byrne
London WFW (1991), London ENG, May-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Variation (E63)  ·  1-0



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  GIAaron: A very unusual position after 31Nc3.All of Black's pieces are completely stuck!
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  whiteshark: Better was <37...h6> to keep the ♘/♘ on board.
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  GIAaron: 37...h6 38 Re7+ and Black still has problems
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  whiteshark: Lets play on: <37...h6 38.Rxe7+ Kf6 39.Rf7+ Ke5 40.Nf3+ Kd6>

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and if white's last pawn on h3 will be traded off, it's difficult for white to win even with a piece ahead.

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  GIAaron: I only claim an advantage,I don't claim that I am winning! R+B+N v R+N would be fun.I have no idea how difficult I could make that for him.I once won N+B v N + 2 pawns,and against Kosten I won in a study like way with R+B v R+N with no pawns on the board. I am not sure I am winning in the variation of the game,only that I have good practial chances. You know,my opponent said after the game that he invented the ''2nd rank defense'' in R+B v R, and he was confident he would have held the draw if we had arrived at that ending.This would have been very interesting because I have 17/17 in that ending,but I have yet to play it against a fellow GM
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  GIAaron: Whiteshark,i saw from your collection that you like Rook endings.You might find my R+R+g pawn v R+R 51 move ending v GM Suba interesting.It's here on


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  whiteshark: Thank you for the hint, Keith! Indeed a very interesting game. (Arkell vs Suba, 1991)

These ♖♖+♙:♖♖ endgames are very complex and contain a huge dynamic. It's nearly impossible to get resilient evaluations. I always wanted to formulate some guiding rules but for some reasons I have be distracted by other chess topics...

Well, for the next month I won't have much time due to a heavy workload, maybe afterwards...

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