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Mikhailov vs L Grigoriev
URS-ch sf (1931), Moscow URS
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Classical Variation (D69)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-03-15
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  GrahamClayton: Position after 80...♔c2:


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In an objectively lost position, Mikhailov plays his last card - a perpetual check due to stalemate if the rook is captured. Grigoriev agreed to a draw, but if he had seen a little further he would have escaped the checks and won after 85...♔c5 86. ♖c6+ ♔d4 87. ♖c4+ ♔d3 88. ♖d4+ ♔e2, as any check no longer leads to stalemate, as the h2-pawn can now be captured by the White king.

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