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Vladimir P Malaniuk vs Alexander Huzman
Vrnjacka Banja (1991), rd 13
Slav Defense: Steiner Variation (D16)  ·  0-1

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Feb-14-20
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  woldsmandriffield:


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White advanced his King into the danger zone with 57 Kb5. Calculation is frequently very demanding in Queen endings and so general principles count for a lot. With Q vs Q+NP the defender does not need to get the King in front of the pawn: the King should head for the opposite corner to cut down on checks forcing a Q exchange or creating shelter. Hence 57 Kb6! here is better.

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Black pushed forward with his King: 61..Ke3 and White allowed the position to repeat after 62 Qe1+ Kf4 63 Qf1+. Hard to see was the drawing check 63 Qb4+! keeping White afloat.

Instead 61.. Kg5 62 Qc1 Kh5 and there are no checks. The Qd5 bosses the Qc1.

Feb-14-20
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  woldsmandriffield: In the final position, Black puts his King on g8 and then arranges to play ..Qf1 when White has no Queen check.
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