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Igor Bondarevsky vs Ilia Kan
USSR Championship (1939), Leningrad URS, rd 6, Apr-23
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-07-21  Straclonoor: Mikhail Botvinnik paid a lot attention to rook endings with 'f' and 'h' pawns. He mentioned in special article 'Rook endings with f and h pawns', published in mid 1950s not only in chess editions but in common media as well, that Sergey Belavenets analyzed the game in 1939 and showed way to win.

Botvinnik agreed with Belavenet's summaries of the ending.

Now we (thanks to TB7!) can check the ending and confirm result - black could won.

67. Kd3 Kg4 68. Rh4+ Kxg3 69. Rxh5 Kg4 70. Rh1 Re5 71. Rg1+ Kf3 72. Kd4 Ra5 73. Rg5 Ra4+ 74. Kd3 f4 75. Rc5 Ra3+ 76. Kd2 Kf2 77. Re5 f3 78. Rg5 Ra2+ 79. Kd3 Kf1 80. Rg3 f2 81. Rg6 Re2 82. Rc6 Re5 83. Rb6 Rg5 84. Rf6 Kg1 85. Ke2 Re5+ 86. Kd2 f1=Q 87. Rxf1+ Kxf1 88. Kd3 Ra5 89. Kd4 Ke2 90. Ke4 Rh5 91. Kd4 Kf3 92. Kd3 Rh4 93. Kd2 Rd4+ 94. Kc2 Ke2 95. Kc3 Re4 96. Kc2 Re3 97. Kc1 Kd3 98. Kb2 Kd2 99. Kb1 Kc3 100. Ka1 Kb3 101. Kb1 Re1# Lomonosov TB7

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