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Isaac Boleslavsky vs Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush
USSR Championship (1950), Moscow URS, rd 17, Dec-11
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Howell Attack (C81)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jun-04-15
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  zydeco: It seems like black, who was ahead a pawn and would have tied for first in the tournament with a win, should have kept playing from the final position. Obviously, the conclusion was reached at the adjournment that the game was a draw.

I think the point is that, if black pushes his queenside pawns (with 41....c5), white plays f5 and e6, which looks very dangerous. If black plays 41....g6 to slow down f5, white can pretty much force a draw immediately with 42.Ne4 Rc2+ 43.Kd3 Rxg2 (e.g.) 44.Nf6+ Kg7 45.Ne8+.

Nov-28-15
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  dernier loup de T: What a pity for Tolush: he could share the title with Keres if he played 40...h5 and wins, instead of 40...Rc3?...
Mar-09-20
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  woldsmandriffield: There isnít a clear win after 40..h5 41 Ke2 either.

Tolush seems to have erred In giving Boleslavsky back the exchange. 38..Rc3 moving the attacked Rook and if 39 Ke2 Ra7

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