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Inna Gaponenko vs Natalia Pogonina
European Individual Women's Championship (2012), Gaziantep TUR, rd 11, Mar-13
Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal Variation (C69)  ·  0-1

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Mar-13-12  Calar: Compare the endgame with Lahno vs E Danielian, 2012

And a question for stronger players: how hard is to win Q vs R endgame? Is it considered basic, difficult or something everyone should know but some forget?

Mar-13-12
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  cro777: In queen versus rook endgame (without pawns) the queen normally wins but it seems that in practice it can be difficult.

In the eighth round Kateryna Lahno missed a win against Elina Danielian.

Position after 68.h8=Q+


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According to tablebases White mates in 26.

However, in the game Danielian managed to defend and the game ended in a draw after 110 moves.

Position after 107...Ka8


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108.Kc6 (108.Qe5 mates in 13 moves) 108...Rb6+ 109. Kc5 Rb5+ 110. Kxb5 1/2-1/2

Mar-14-12
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  Natalia Pogonina: It is relatively difficult. I had to win a queen vs rook + pawn endgame at Russian Superfinal to share 1st.
Mar-14-12
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  cro777: Tatiana Shadrina - Natalia Pogonina

(Russian women championship Superfinal, Moscow 2010)

Position after 55...c1=Q


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According to tablebases Black mates in 33 moves.

The game Shadrina - Pogonina proceeded

56. Kg4 Kb6 57. Kf5 Kc5 58. Re5+ Kd6 59. Re6+ Kd5 60. Re5+ Kd4 61. Re4+ Kd3 62. Re5 Qc8+ 63. Kg5 Kd4 64. Rf5 Ke4 65. Rb5 Qf8 66. Rb1 Qd8+ 67. Kg6 Qd6+ 68. Kg5 Qd5+ 69. Kh4 Qc4 70. Rg1 Kf3+ 71. Kh5 Qf7+ 72. Kh6 Qf8+ 73. Kh7 Qb4 74. Rf1+ Kg4 75. Rg1+ Kf5 76. Rg7 Qh4+ 77. Kg8 Qd4 78. Kh7 Kf6 79. a5 Qe4+ 80. Kg8 Qe8+ 81. Kh7 Qh5+ 82. Kg8 Qxa5 83. Rf7+ Ke6 84. Rg7 Qf5 85. Kh8 Qf8+ 86. Kh7 Qe8 87. Rg6+ Kf7 88. Rg4 Kf6 89. Rg7 Qe4+ 90. Kg8 Qe6+ 91. Kh7 Qe8 92. Ra7 Qe4+ 93. Kg8 Qc4+ 94. Kh8 Qc8+ 95. Kh7 Qc2+ 96. Kg8 Qb3+ 97. Kh7 Qb1+
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Mar-14-12
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  Penguincw: It seemed difficult to win with the rooks and knights on the board, but it seemed one step easier when the knight gave itself up for the pawn.

< Natalia Pogonina: It is relatively difficult. I had to win a queen vs rook + pawn endgame at Russian Superfinal to share 1st. >

This is the game, I believe.

T Shadrina vs N Pogonina, 2010

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