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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Pavel Tregubov
Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008) (rapid), Odessa UKR, rd 4, May-30
Benko Gambit: Zaitsev System (A58)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-29-11  Artsemthon: Three half points were blundered in this endgame. Firstly, Black could have won with 44...Na6 45.b5 Nb4 46.Ke4 Kf6 47.a6 Bb8! 48.Kd4 Ba7+! 49.Kc4 Nc2! 50.Kd5 Nd4! 51.Kd6 Bb6! 52.Kd5 Kf5 53.Kd6 Ke4 etc, or more easily on the previous move with the simple 43...Nd2+. Secondly, White draws with 46.Kd5! Bxb4 47.a6 Nb6+ 48.Kc6 Nc8 49.Kc7 Na7 50.Kb6! etc. Thirdly, Black wins with 46...Nb6! 47.b5 Kf6 48.Kd3 Be5 49.Ke4 Ke6 50.Ke3 Kd5 etc.
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  NM JRousselle: Was time pressure an issue? It's difficult to imagine such players missing this stuff under normal time conditions.

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Three half points were blundered in this endgame
from Interesting Endgames (Six Pieces or Less) by Artsemthon

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