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Friday, March 14, 2008

blitz game - rook endgame

Do you analyze your blitz games? I do sometimes, especially when I can't tell what's going on. I played a game on ICC today, where I was Black and in a sharp endgame my opponent ran out of time - my last move was 52. ... g3.
the position is unclear, computer keeps changing it evaluation as well. I can't prove that either side is drawing or losing, but here is how it could have continued if White is not careful: 53. Rf8 h4 54. a8=Q Rxa8 55. Rxa8 Kf7 !! Despite being a rook for a pawn down, Black is just on time to win this game!
56. b5 g2 57. Ra7+ Kf6 58. Ra1h3 59. Kc7 h2 60. b6 h1=Q 61. Rxh1 gxh1=Q 62. b7 Qc1+ -+ Queen wins against knight pawn on the 7th rank.
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