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Raul Kukk vs Rune Holmberg
22nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (2007) (correspondence), ICCF, Dec-31
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C14)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: Even if it is a correspondence world championship game, it seems to me that black gave up this game prematurely.

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Black to move

1) +0.56 (30 ply) 29...Nc7 30.c4 d4 31.Qd2 Qf6 32.c5 Be6 33.Rg5 Nd5 34.h4 Ne3 35.Rg1 Bc4 36.Bxc4+ Nxc4 37.Qd3 Ne5 38.Qxd4 Nf3 39.Qxf6 Rxf6 40.Nh5 Rc6 41.Nxg7 Kxg7 42.Rc1 Nxg5 43.hxg5 Kf8 44.Rc4 Kf7 45.Rf4+ Ke6 46.Rxa4 Rxc5 47.Rb4 Kf5 48.Rxb3 Kxg5 49.Rg3+ Kf6

2) +0.59 (30 ply) 29...Nf6 30.Qd4 Re8 31.Rxe8+ Nxe8 32.Ne2 Rf7 33.c4 Ng7 34.c5 Qe6 35.Rc1 Nf5 36.Qc3 Ne7 37.Nd4 Qxh3 38.c6 Nxc6 39.Nxc6 Bxc6 40.Bxg6 Qxc3 41.Bxf7+ Kxf7 42.Rxc3 Bd7 43.Kc1 Ke6 44.Rc7 Kd6 45.Ra7 d4 46.Kd2 Bb5 47.Rh7 Bc6 48.Ra7

3) +1.19 (29 ply) 29...Qc6 30.Rg5 Rf6 31.Rg1 Qe6 32.Qd4 Qb6 33.Qxb6 Rxb6 34.h4 Kf8 35.Ne2 Bf5 36.Bxf5 gxf5 37.Rxf5+ Rf6 38.Rxf6+ Nxf6 39.Rxg7 Kxg7 40.Nf4 Nd7 41.Nxd5 Kg6 42.c4 Nc5 43.Nb4 Kh5 44.Kc1 Kxh4 45.Kd2 Kg5 46.Nd3 Nd7

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

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