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John Littlewood vs Jonathan Penrose
BCF-ch (1963), Bath ENG, rd 4, Aug-15
King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System (E64)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Straclonoor: Amazing game!
Black had totally win in 5 consecutive moves and missed it. First, after <35.Nxf6>

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Analysis by Stockfish 190321:

1. -+ (-14.09): 35...Qh1+ 36.Kf2 Qxh2+ 37.Kf1 Rxd3 38.Re8+ Kf7 39.Qh5+ Qxh5 40.Nxh5 Kxe8 41.Nxg7+ Kf7 42.Nxf5 Nxf5 43.Ba5 Nxg3+ 44.Ke1 Ne4 45.Bb6 Ra3 46.Kf1 a5 47.Bc7 h5 48.Kg2 a4 49.Be5 Rg3+ 50.Kh2 Re3 51.Ba1 Rb3 52.Be5 h4 53.Ba1 h3 54.Kg1 Nf6 55.Kf2 Ng4+ 56.Ke1 Rb1+ 57.Kd2 h2

2. -+ (-6.07): 35...Bxf6 36.Nf2 Nf3 37.Re3 Rb1 38.Bc1 Nxh2+ 39.Kg1 Ng4 40.Nxg4 Bd4 41.Kh2 fxg4 42.Qxg4 Rxc1 43.Qf5+ Bf6 44.Re4 Rc2+ 45.Kg1 Kg7 46.Qd5 Qxd5 47.cxd5 c4 48.g4 a5 49.Kf1 a4 50.g5 Bd8 51.Re8 Bb6 52.Ra8 Ra2 53.Ra6 c3 54.Rxb6 c2 55.Rc6 Ra1+ 56.Ke2 c1Q 57.Rxc1 Rxc1 58.d6 Rc5 59.Kd3 a3 60.Kd4

Second, <36.Qh5>

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Analysis by Stockfish 190321:

1. -+ (-32.90): 36...Rxd3 37.Re8+ Qxe8 38.Qxe8+ Kxe8 39.Ba5 Kd7 40.Be1 Rd1 41.Kf2 Ra1 42.Bd2 Ra2 43.Ke3 Nb3 44.Be1 Rxh2 45.g4 Rh3+ 46.Ke2 Nd4+ 47.Kd1 fxg4 48.Bf2 Rh1+ 49.Kd2 Rh2 50.Ke1 Nf3+ 51.Kf1 Kc6 52.Bg3 Rc2 53.Bf2 Bd4 54.Bg3 Kd7 55.f5 Kc6 56.f6 Bxf6 57.Bf2

2. -+ (-3.93): 36...Qf3+ 37.Qxf3 Nxf3 38.Nxc5 Nxd2+ 39.Kg2 Ra3 40.Re6 Be7 41.Nxa6 Ne4 42.Nb8 Ra2+ 43.Kh1 Nf2+ 44.Kg1 Ng4 45.Nd7+ Kf7 46.Rc6 Rxh2 47.Nb6 Rc2 48.Nd5 Bd8 49.Kf1 h5 50.Rc8 Ke8 51.Nb4 Rf2+ 52.Ke1 Kd7 53.Ra8 h4 54.Rxd8+ Kxd8 55.gxh4 Rh2 56.Nd5 Rxh4 57.c5 Rh3 58.c6 Ne3 59.Nxe3 Rxe3+ 60.Kd2 Rg3

Third, <37.Kf2>

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Analysis by Stockfish 190321:

1. -+ (-56.11): 37...Rxd3 38.Be3 Ra3 39.Qd1 Ra2+ 40.Bd2 Nc2 41.Re7+ Bxe7 42.Qf3 Qxf3+ 43.Kxf3 Nd4+ 44.Ke3 Bf6 45.h3 Nb3 46.Be1 Rh2 47.g4 Bd4+ 48.Kf3 Rxh3+ 49.Ke2 fxg4 50.Kd1 Rh1 51.Kc2 Rxe1 52.Kxb3 Rc1 53.Ka4 Rxc4+ 54.Kb3 Rc3+ 55.Ka4 h5 56.f5 Kf6

Forth, <38.g4?> - mate in nine!

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Analysis by Stockfish 190321:

1. -+ (-#9): 38...Qf3+ 39.Kg1 Ne2+ 40.Rxe2 Rb1+ 41.Ne1 Bd4+ 42.Be3 Bxe3+ 43.Rxe3 Qxe3+ 44.Kg2 Rb2+ 45.Nc2 Rxc2+ 46.Kf1 Qc1#

2. -+ (-7.78): 38...Nf3 39.Ne5 Bxe5 40.Rxe5 Nxe5 41.fxe5 Qg6 42.Qxg6+ Kxg6 43.g5 Re7 44.Bc3 f4 45.Kf3 Kf5 46.Bd2 Rxe5 47.Bxf4 Re4 48.Bc7 Rd4 49.Ke2 Kxg5 50.Bg3 a5 51.Bf2 Rd7 52.Bxc5 Kg6 53.Ke3 a4 54.Bf8 Rd8 55.h4 Rxf8 56.Kd2 a3 57.Kc2 Rb8 58.h5+ Kg5 59.Kc1

Fifth, <39.f5??> - mate in eight! Pretty different mate than in previous point.

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-+ (-#8): 39...Qf3+ 40.Kg1 Ne2+ 41.Rxe2 Bd4+ 42.Be3 Bxe3+ 43.Rxe3 Qxe3+ 44.Kg2 Qf3+ 45.Kg1 Rb1+ 46.Ne1 Rxe1#

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  Dionysius1: Since we can check StockFish for ourselves, wouldn't it be more fun if you could just summarise, or point out the most exciting points, in words rather than the characters you copy for us?
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  Dionysius1: I can't help pointing out a funny coincidence here. You know the "thought for the day"/aphorism or whatever it is that provide? Well the one that was displaying while I was commenting above was "Long analysis: wrong analysis"!
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  perfidious: That particular epigram would be a propos indeed if one were to click on one of Larsen's games as it appeared.
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  John Saunders: It seems abundantly clear that there has been an input error as 34 Kf1 is nonsense. My suggestion is that White actually played 34 Re3. After that, the remaining moves look sensible.
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  John Saunders: I’ve been informed by someone who has a copy of the tournament bulletin that 34 Re3 was indeed the move played, so the score of this game needs to be amended.

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