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Filemon Cruz vs Yasser Seirawan
Moscow Olympiad (1994), Moscow RUS, rd 10, Dec-11
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Traditional (E15)  ·  0-1



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Apr-05-08  ToTheDeath: This king and pawn endgame is a masterpiece by Seirawan. After White spurns the draw by 42.Rxa3 Seirawan calculated like a computer the winning line for black, where White has an outside passed pawn no less. Black wins by a single tempo, 62. c5 Kxf5 63 c6 Ke6 64 Kc5 g3 65 hxg3 h3! 66 Kb6 h2 67 c7 Kd7 68.Kb7 h1=Q+.

Superyaz at his best.

Mar-14-09  Ragh: Going for the Rook exchange <49..Rxa2!> is a very bold move by black.

Ironically, although it appears as white has a passed c-pawn and looks to be winning, it is just a mere optical illusion.

White couldn't convert the passed pawn into a queen, but instead black's h-pawn that was all the way at its original square (at 49th move) suddenly queens with a check!! Impressive calculations by Yasser in the endgame.

Aug-12-13  victor antoni: la partida es tablas ok
Aug-12-13  victor antoni: hablan patra√Ďas despues de: 62-.c5,g3 63-. entablan ok... es una falacia
Dec-19-14  SpiritedReposte: Sick ending. All endgames have a purity about them but king and pawn ones especially.
Feb-19-20  Calli: Joel Benjamin who was sitting next to Yasser when he played this game at this Olympiad analyses the endgame:
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  FSR: Sunday puzzle after 48.Kxa3. Unbelievable brilliance on Seirawan's part to analyze the king and pawn ending to a win OTB.
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  OhioChessFan: Wow. SuperYaz SuperBrilliant.

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