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Kalle Peebo vs Alexander G Beliavsky
6th Soviet Team Cup (1968), Riga URS, rd 10, Dec-21
Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06)  ·  1-0



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  woldsmandriffield: 15-year-old Beliavsky misplayed this interesting ending. If you are coaching promising juniors, you might like to show the following position to them.

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The game continued 55..Kf3 56 Kg1 Rg2+ 57 Kh1 Rb2 58 Rg5 Rb1+ 59 Kh2 Rb2+ 60 Kh3

How many mistakes were made?

To win, White must get his Rook to b8. Hence the first mistake was 55..Kf3? since this allows 56 Rf5+! Kg4 56 Rf8 Rb2 57 Rb8 Kf3 (the only chance) 58 Ke1 Ke3 59 Kd1 Kd3 60 Kc1 Rh2 61 b6 Kc3 62 Rc8+

To draw, Black must tiethe White Rook down to defensive duties. Beliavsky could achieve this with 56..Rb2 57 Rg5 Rb1+ 59 Kh2 Kf4!

For the above reasons, 57 Kf1! would have won for Peebo while 59..Kf4 would draw for Beliavsky.

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