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Kamran G Shirazi vs Hugh MacGrillen
Skopje Olympiad Final-C (1972), Skopje YUG, rd 10, Oct-07
Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53)  ·  0-1



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  DaltriDiluvi: The final move of the game (63...Kb3?) is actually a mistake. Black can only win by playing 63...Kxc5, eliminating White’s counterplay.
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  fredthebear: That's a 1/2-point mistake, made by both players.

White should maintain his bishop on the long diagonal and sacrifice it should promotion occur on a1, forcing a draw by insufficient mating material, as Black cannot win with just a King and Knight. Otherwise, White plays for the 50-move draw without a capture or pawn move.

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  andrewjsacks: The conclusion of this game requires explanation.
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  perfidious: The same bizarre conclusion is given at 365chess.

Toughest part to understand is that, as noted, 63....Kxc5 leads to an easy win.

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