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Etienne Bacrot vs Ray Robson
World Cup (2011) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Aug-30
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Sep-01-11  kurtrichards: <87. ... h2>? 87. ... Kg2!
Sep-02-11  nezhmet: I wrote an instructional learning platform for the iPhone called Chess U. One of the courses we have there is Rook 101. As you might guess, this fundamental position is covered (I got it from Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual). If Robson had played the quiz on the phone on the way over to Khanty, all this would have been avoided!
Dec-18-11  whiteshark: A rapid game.

27... Bf8?!
29.Ne5 is stronger
29...Rxf8 is better


Dvoretsky in his column (dd December 14, 2011)

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  Fusilli: <kurtichards>

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Yes, 87...h2 blew it. 87...Kg2 would have been a draw.

Jun-03-12  whiteshark: Photo taken after <80.Kxb7>:

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Jun-03-12  whiteshark: "At the press conference after the game Robson pointed out exactly where he went wrong, so it would be wrong to accuse the GM of not being familiar with basic rook and pawn endings. But this shows how putting pressure and playing to the end pays off in these time controls with only 10 seconds per move.

Mark Dvoretsky refers to such incidents as <tragecomedies>, but if you ever watched Bacrot and Robson battle it out, the word comedy would be far down on the list of terms to describe it!"

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