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Vladimir Malakhov vs Yuriy Kuzubov
Politiken Cup (2009), Helsingor DEN, rd 5, Jul-21
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Pin Defense (D12)  ·  1-0



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Jul-22-09  SimonWebbsTiger:

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The position after 81...Kf5.

The 2B v. N endgame is a rare bird, with a long history. It was considered drawn (Black sets up a defensive position with his N on a Kt2-square) until 1983, when tablebases found the win. New In Chess (1988) has an article on the winning method. In this position, the tablebase gives the win of the N in 52 moves.

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The position after 93...Ng7. Tablebase gives a win of the N in 37 moves.

Excellent technique from Malakhov.

Jul-24-09  pulsar: To the bitter end!Good end game technique from GM Malakhov.
Jul-25-09  szachista: According to Nalimov, Kuzubov blundered with 101. ... ♘f5. If he had played ♔g6, it probably would have ended in draw (because of 50-moves rule).
Dec-05-09  engineerX: Malakhov's plan from the beginning of this endgame (around move 25) was to lull his opponent by moving back and forth, make him fall asleep from boredom. And it succeeded! I liked white's play very much.
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  kevin86: This ending is iffy at best. The confines of the fifty move rule make a win questionable with best play.

This,however,is virtually the only winning combination of the two pieces vs one ending.

Jun-08-12  Artsemthon: In the position after 81.Bxa4 White can force a winning capture on his 131st move, just in time to avoid a 50-move rule draw. 101...Kg6 would have delayed the winning capture enough to draw by the 50-move rule.

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