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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Magnus Carlsen
Sinquefield Cup (2019), St Louis, MO USA, rd 4, Aug-20
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  MissScarlett: Magnus's 83rd consecutive unbeaten classical game takes him past Kramnik's run in 1999-2000.
Aug-22-19  rune ohlsson: I canīt believe it!
67. ... b2! and Black has it in the bag. Or ??
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  Count Wedgemore: <rune ohlsson> After 67...b2, Black just plays 68.Bg6 and controls the promotion square. If Black tries to get his king to help out by going over to a2, White just checks him with the bishop; 67...b2 68.Bg6 Kb3 69.Bf7+, forcing the king to take a step back again, i.e. 69....Kc3 (or ...Ka3) 70.Bg6, so you see: Black's king can never gain entry to a2 or c2, which he, of course, would have to be able to have done in order to get that b-pawn safely promoted.
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  Marius: Even 60...Bxg5 does not work cause the promotion square is white...

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