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  Game 10959271: What move would you have made here?




Reyn

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Tue Apr 17 2018 11:22PM | MsgID: 19783847


Thanks for your reply.

Move 31 was a tough decision for me. I was wondering if I could have done better.







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My first thought in position 1 was 31.Qf5 pinning the rook, and threatening to win it with 32. Re6. But black can pin your own rook with 31...Qd3 and that doesn't seem to get us anywhere. I think your 31st move was fine. I don't see anything obviously better.







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Tue Apr 17 2018 9:18PM | edited: 9:19:32 | MsgID: 19783844


Thanks for the insight in the endgame.

What would have been your choice for Move 31 for white?







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Tue Apr 17 2018 6:48PM | edited: 7:50:58 | MsgID: 19783841


Reyn, instead of 59.Rc5+ (last move before position 2), I would suggest 59.Kb3 and on the next move, 60.Rc1. The idea is to keep your rook on the c column to prevent the black king from getting any closer to your pawn. Then with the help of your king you escort the pawn up the column. Black's rook can't prevent this if it stays in front of the pawn (IMHO). The best bet for black might be to bring the rook behind the pawn and annoy the king with checks, in which case you might reach the famous "Lucena position". See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucena_position
which shows the really cool method to win from there.

And if 59.Rc1 Rb8 (with the idea of annoying the king with checks from the front if the white king moves from behind the pawn) looks like 60.Rc5+ Kc4 61.Rh5 and 62.b5 makes progress as well, keeping the king on the wrong side of the 5th row. (I wish I had a board to move pieces around right now. What was I thinking, giving my opinion on a rook ending? :) )







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Mon Apr 16 2018 8:52PM | edited: 11:30:41 | MsgID: 19783822


Game 10959271: This game is now complete and ended in a draw.

What move would you have made at Move 31 for white (me)? I moved 31.Qf7. See Game #1.

[[1.d4 e5 2.d5 Nf6 3.Bg5 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.e3 d6 7.Nge2 c6 8.Na4 cxd5 9.Nxc5 dxc5 10.Nc3 O-O 11.Nxd5 Qd8 12.c4 Be6 13.e4 Qa5+ 14.Nc3 Nc6 15.Be2 Nd4 16.O-O Rfd8 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.exd5 b5 19.cxb5 Nxb5 20.Bxb5 Qxb5 21.b3 Rd6 22.g3 Rad8 23.Re1 Rxd5 24.Qh5 e4 25.Qh4 f5 26.Qh5 f4 27.Qg6 Rg5 28.Qe6+ Kh7 29.Rxe4 fxg3 30.hxg3 Rg6 ]]

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Could a draw have been avoided? See Game #2.

[[
1.d4 e5 2.d5 Nf6 3.Bg5 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.e3 d6 7.Nge2 c6 8.Na4 cxd5 9.Nxc5 dxc5 10.Nc3 O-O 11.Nxd5 Qd8 12.c4 Be6 13.e4 Qa5+ 14.Nc3 Nc6 15.Be2 Nd4 16.O-O Rfd8 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.exd5 b5 19.cxb5 Nxb5 20.Bxb5 Qxb5 21.b3 Rd6 22.g3 Rad8 23.Re1 Rxd5 24.Qh5 e4 25.Qh4 f5 26.Qh5 f4 27.Qg6 Rg5 28.Qe6+ Kh7 29.Rxe4 fxg3 30.hxg3 Rg6 31.Qf7 Rf6 32.Qxa7 Rd7 33.Qa4 Qb7 34.Rae1 Rfd6 35.Qc4 Rd4 36.Qc2 Rxe4 37.Qxe4+ Qxe4 38.Rxe4 Rd2 39.Ra4 Rb2 40.Kg2 g5 41.Kf3 Kg6 42.g4 Rc2 43.a3 Ra2 44.Ra5 Ra1 45.Rxc5 Rxa3 46.Rc3 Ra6 47.Kg3 h5 48.gxh5+ Kxh5 49.Rc4 Ra3 50.Rc3 Ra6 51.f3 Rf6 52.b4 Rb6 53.Rc4 Rb5 54.f4 gxf4+ 55.Kxf4 Kg6 56.Ke4 Kf6 57.Kd4 Ke6 58.Kc3 Kd5 59.Rc5+ 1/2-1/2]]

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Playable game #1


Playable game #2