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Eduardo Secchi vs Maxwell Charles Salm
3rd Correspondence World Championship (1959) (correspondence), Feb-01
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense (E58)  ·  1-0



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  Benzol: This game was adjudicated as a win to white by Ekstrom.

52.Qa3+ Kf7 53.Qb2 Bc8 54.e6+ Kg8 55.Bh6 Qb7 56.Qf6 with the idea of 57.e7

If 54...Qxe6 then 55.b7 wins.

Mar-24-20  rwbean: Mate in 22: 52.Qa3+ Kg8 53.Qb3+ Be6 54.b7 Bxb3 55.b8=Q+ Kg7 56.Bf6+ Kg6 57.Qxb3 Qe8 58.Kg3 Qc8 59.Bg5 Qd7 60.Qg8+ Kh5 61.Qh8+ Kg6 62.Qf6+ Kh7 63.e6 Qa7 64.Qxf5+ Kg8 65.Kg4 Qb7 66.Qg6+ Qg7 67.Qxg7+ Kxg7 68.Kh5 Kf8 69.Kg6 Ke8 70.f5 Kf8 71.f6 Ke8 72.f7+ Kf8 73.e7#

31... ♕a8, ♕d5, ♗d5 -- should all draw. The path to a draw begins with 32... ♖h5 or 33... ♔g6 - an opposite coloured bishops draw with 5 White pawns and 2 Black pawns - and the game 33... ♖g6 loses.

21... ♖h3, 22... d4, 23... ♖h4 are better.

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