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Anatoly Donchenko vs Anthony Miles
Dubna (1976), Dubna URS, Feb-??
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation (A16)  ·  0-1



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  woldsmandriffield: Another player makes the fatal error of moving his King beyond the line of death (5th rank) in a Q+NP vs Q endgame,

84..Kh6! =

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  woldsmandriffield: Correct move number and a diagram:

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64..Kh6 =

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  g15713: F. 1.0
White to move at 47

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Syzygy says White is losing

Game continued:

<"One typical attacking strategy is to bring the king near the enemy pawn to find shelter or to win it. This strategy can also be called 'head for the hills' following Angus Dunnington"> in 101 Winning Chess Strategies, typical way to convert an extra outside pawn.
Karsten Muller and Yakov Konoval

47.Qf8+ Kb3! 48.Qf7+ Kc2! 49.Qf5+ Kd2! 50.Qg5+ Kd3! 51.Qf5+ e4+ 52.Kg6

F. 1.1
Black to move at 52

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Syzygy says Black is winning with 52...Qb1!

Game continued:

52...Qa4? 53.Kg5 Qc4 54.f3 b4 55.fxe4 Qxe4

F. 1.2
White to move at 56

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Syzygy says the position is a tablebase draw

Game continued:

56.Qf1+ Kc2 57.Qf2+ Kc3 58.Qf6+ Qd4 59.Qc6+ Kb2 60.Qg2+ Kc1 61.Qc6+ Qc3 62.Qh1+ Kb2

63. Qe4! Centralized queen

63...b3 Passed pawn inches closer

F. 1.3
White to move at 64

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Chess 'User: woldsmandriffield
< 64. Kh6 = >

If it was Black's move he would win by 63...Qg7+ but it is White's turn.
Syzygy confirms that 64. Kh6! draws as does Qg2+ and Qb7.

<"There are two reasons why the far corner is the place for the White king. Firstly, the defending queen is left with the maximum scope for checking, in that the defending king is not blocking any significant lines if in the corner. Secondly, with the defending king so far away from the opponent's king, the danger of devastating crosschecks is minimized. Instead, White chooses an inferior plan.">
Edmar Mednis & Colin Crouch

Game continued:

64.Kh4? Qc5 65.Qg2+ Ka3 66.Qa8+ Kb4 67.Qb7+ Ka4 68.Qa8+ Qa5 69.Qc6+ Ka3 70.Qf3 Ka2 71.Qf7 Qe1+ 72.Kh3 Qe4 73.Qa7+ Kb1 74.Qg1+ Kc2 75.Qh2+ Kc3 76.Qc7+ Kd2 77.Qa5+ Ke2 78.Qa1 Qd3+ 79.Kh4 Qc4+ 80.Kh3 Kd2 81.Qa7 b2 0-1

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