Passed Pawn Pandemonium

Passed pawn tactics: the breakthrough

[Event "passed pawns"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2015. 0. 0"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PPPvsppp"]
[Black "breakthrough"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "k7/5ppp/8/5PPP/8/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1"]
[Setup "1"]

{A familiar idea} *

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[Event "Chess Choice Challenge"]
[Site "Test 1/18"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "KNPPPP"]
[Black "KNPPP"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "5n2/7p/4pNp1/4P1P1/5P1P/4k3/1K6/8 w - - 0 1"]
[Setup "1"]

{Our analysis ran:}
1. Nxh7 ( 1. h5 Kxf4 ( 1... gxh5 2. Nxh7 Nxh7 ( 2... Ng6 ) 3. g6 ) 2. Nxh7 Nxh7 3. hxg6 ) 1... Nxh7 2. f5 ( 2. h5 Nf8 3. f5 ) 2... Nf8 ( 2... exf5 3. e6 ) ( 2... gxf5 3. g6 ) 3. h5 ( 3. fxg6 Nxg6 4. h5 Ne7 5. g6 ( 5. h6 Ng6 ) 5... Ng8 ) 3... exf5 ( 3... gxf5 4. g6 ) ( 3... gxh5 4. g6 ) 4. h6 ( 4. e6 Nxe6 5. h6 Nf8 ) 4... f4 5. e6 Nxe6 6. h7 f3 7. h8=Q f2 8. Qh3+ ( 8. Qe5+ Kf3 ) 8... Kd2 ( 8... Ke2 9. Qxe6+ ) 9. Qf3 ( 9. Qf1 Ke3 10. Kc2 Nxg5 11. Kd1 ) ( 9. Qg2 Ke1 )

{The book gives h7 first, queening on e8 with check}

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[Event "Hastings"]
[Site "Hastings, England"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "21"]
[White "Harry Nelson Pillsbury"]
[Black "Isidor Gunsberg"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D94"]
[PlyCount "79"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bd3 O-O 7. Ne5 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Nd5 9. f4 Be6 10. Qb3 b5 11. Bxd5 Bxd5 12. Nxd5 Qxd5 13. Qxd5 cxd5 14. Nd3 Nd7 15. Bd2 Rfc8 16. Ke2 e6 17. Rhc1 Bf8 18. Rxc8 Rxc8 19. Rc1 Rxc1 20. Bxc1 Bd6 21. Bd2 Kf8 22. Bb4 Ke7 23. Bc5 a6 24. b4 f6 25. g4 Bxc5 26. bxc5 Nb8 27. f5 g5 ( 27... exf5 28. Nf4 ) ( 27... gxf5 28. gxf5 ) 28. Nb4 a5 29. c6 Kd6 30. fxe6 Nxc6 31. Nxc6 Kxc6 32. e4 dxe4 33. d5+ Kd6 34. Ke3 b4 35. Kxe4 a4 36. Kd4 h5 ( 36... Ke7 37. Kc4 b3 38. axb3 a3 39. Kc3 f5 40. gxf5 h5 41. b4 a2 42. Kb2 a1=Q+ 43. Kxa1 g4 44. b5 h4 45. b6 g3 46. hxg3 hxg3 47. d6+ $1 Kxd6 48. b7 g2 49. b8=Q+ { Chernev} ) 37. gxh5 a3 38. Kc4 f5 39. h6 f4 40. h7 { "The Pillsbury-Gunsberg ending is even more impressive when the story is known: it was played in the last round, Pillsbury leading Chigorin by 1/2 point going in. Thinking Chigorin was worse from the opening, Pillsbury played solidly to be sure of a draw and clear first. But Chigorin rallied and was winning, when Pillsbury realized he had to win to take the tournament outright. Suddenly he had to create winning chances in a drawish ending, which he did beginning with 27 f5 - an endgame brilliancy created out of necessity!" - Estragon} 1-0

The distant passed pawn

[pgn]

[Event "an endgame principle: differen"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1996.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Turnkey/Fritz 4"]
[Black "Hodgson, J. (East Kilbride Op"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D10"]
[PlyCount "76"]

1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 { Keeping it solid, avoiding a tactical free-for-all. Good strategy against a computer - or against Hodgson.} 5. Bd3 b5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. Nf3 e6 9. Bd2 Na5 10. Qc2 Nc4 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. O-O Rc8 13. Rfd1 Bd6 14. b3 { ( "Dare I say it? White's position is lacking any byte!" )} 14... Nxd2 15. Qxd2 O-O 16. Ne2 Ne4 17. Qe1 Qe7 18. a4 Bb4 19. Qf1 { ( "A sure sign that all is not well in RAM-land" )} 19... bxa4 20. bxa4 a5 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. Rc1 f6 23. Rxc8+ Bxc8 24. Qb1 Bd7 { #} 25. Bxe4 $2 { "Astonishing... the computer places a higher value on centre Pawns than outside Pawns"fine advice for the middle-game!} 25... dxe4 26. Qxe4 Bxa4 27. Nf4 Be8 $1 { #} 28. Nxe6 a4 29. Qd5 Qd7 30. Qc4 Qb5 31. Qc2 a3 32. Qa2 Bf7 33. d5 Qd3 34. g3 Bg6 35. d6 Bxd6 $1 36. Nf4+ Bf7 37. Qxf7+ Kxf7 38. Nxd3 a2 0-1

Passed pawns as Episodes in a game:

[Event "ECC"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.04.08"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Pope, S."]
[Black "Regis, D."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B22"]
[PlyCount "103"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 d5 5. e5 Nc6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Bb5 e6 8. Nf3 Ne7 9. Bf4 O-O 10. Qd2 Qb6 11. O-O f6 12. exf6 Bxf6 13. Be3 Nf5 14. Bxc6 Qxc6 15. Bf4 Qb6 16. Be5 Bxe5 17. dxe5 Bd7 18. Ne2 Bb5 19. Rfc1 Bxe2 20. Qxe2 Rac8 21. Qd2 Kg7 22. b3 Ne7 23. Qd4 Nc6 24. Qxb6 axb6 25. h3 Rf5 26. Rc2 Ra8 27. a4 Kh6 28. Rac1 Ra5 $6 29. Rxc6 $1 bxc6 30. Rxc6 d4 $6 31. Nxd4 Rfxe5 32. Rxb6 Re1+ 33. Kh2 e5 34. Nf5+ Kg5 35. Ne3 Rb1 36. Nc4 Rd5 37. a5 Kf4 38. a6 Rdd1 39. Rf6+ Ke4 40. a7 Ra1 41. f3+ Kd3 42. Nb2+ Ke2 43. Nxd1 Kxd1 44. Rf7 Ke2 45. Kg3 h5 46. h4 Ke3 47. Rd7 e4 48. fxe4 Kxe4 49. b4 Ra3+ 50. Kh2 Kf4 51. b5 Kg4 52. b6 1-0

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[Event "How Good is Your Swindling?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1933.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alatsortev, Vladimir"]
[Black "Botvinnik, Mikhail (Lening"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E52"]
[PlyCount "86"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. a3 Bd6 10. b4 Nbd7 11. Nb5 Be7 12. Ne5 a6 13. Nc3 c5 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. Rb1 { #} 15... Qc7 $4 16. Nxd7 Nxd7 17. Qb3 Rab8 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. Qxd5 Rxb1 20. Bxb1 { How Good is Your Swindling?} 20... c4 $1 { White has ( 1 ) an important decision to make, which is taxing anyhow...} ( 20... cxd4 21. exd4 Nf6 22. Qf5 Rd8 ) 21. Bxh7+ $2 ( 21. Qe4 $1 Nf6 22. Qc2 { with the advance of the central Pawns. Black's position here is worse than if he had chosen 20...cxd4.} ) 21... Kxh7 22. Qe4+ Kg8 23. Qxe7 { with two Pawns, but...} 23... c3 { ( 2 ) Black has counterplay.} 24. e4 ( 24. a4 c2 25. Ba3 Rb8 26. Rc1 Qc6 27. h3 Qxa4 { which is comfortable for Black} ) 24... c2 25. d5 $2 Rb8 26. g3 Qc8 { Not over yet, but Black's practical decision has transformed his chances.} 27. Qg5 Qc4 28. f3 Rb3 29. Qd2 Rd3 30. Qe2 Ne5 31. Kg2 Rd1 32. Qxc4 Nxc4 33. d6 Kf8 34. a4 Ke8 35. Kf2 Nd2 36. Re1 Nxf3 37. Rf1 Nxh2 38. Re1 Nf3 39. Rf1 Nd2 40. Re1 Nb3 41. Ba3 c1=Q 42. Bxc1 Rxc1 43. Rxc1 Nxc1 0-1

Passed pawns: A plan for a whole game?

[Event "model ending: passed pawns mus"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1960.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "fischer, rj"]
[Black "berliner (usa ch'p) [t50"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B03"]
[PlyCount "71"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. exd6 cxd6 6. Nc3 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. Nge2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O e5 11. d5 Ne7 12. b3 Nd7 13. Ne4 Nf5 14. Bg5 f6 15. Bd2 Nc5 16. Nxc5 dxc5 { White has a passed pawn. Usually this is an endgame theme, but here we see it throughout a middlegame with Queens.} 17. Bxf5 Bxf5 18. f4 exf4 19. Nxf4 Qd6 { not the best blockader, and the other potential blockaders are quickly exchanged.} 20. Nh5 { It's not a very good bishop, but once it is exchanged White's own dark-squared bishop will have no opposition in its prosecution of the advance of the d-pawn} 20... Rae8 21. Nxg7 Kxg7 22. Bf4 Qd7 23. Qd2 Rf7 24. Bh6+ Kg8 25. Rae1 Rfe7 26. Rxe7 Qxe7 27. h3 Qe4 28. Qf2 Qe7 29. g4 Bd3 30. Rd1 Be4 31. d6 Qe5 32. Bf4 Qc3 33. d7 Rd8 34. Qe2 Qf3 ( 34... Qxh3 35. Qxe4 Qxg4+ 36. Kf2 { ( threat Qe8+ )} ) 35. Qxf3 Bxf3 36. Bc7 { simple as that} 1-0

[Event "Capablanca - Marshall"]
[Site "New York City et al. USA"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "23"]
[White "Frank James Marshall"]
[Black "Jose Raul Capablanca"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D34"]
[PlyCount "98"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Be6 7. Bg2 Be7 8. O-O Nf6 9. Bg5 Ne4 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Ne5 Nxd4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. e3 Nf3+ 14. Nxf3 exf3 15. Qxf3 O-O 16. Rfc1 Rab8 17. Qe4 Qc7 18. Rc3 b5 19. a3 c4 20. Bf3 Rfd8 21. Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Bxd1 Rd8 23. Bf3 g6 24. Qc6 Qe5 25. Qe4 Qxe4 26. Bxe4 Rd1+ 27. Kg2 a5 28. Rc2 b4 29. axb4 axb4 30. Bf3 Rb1 31. Be2 b3 32. Rd2 Rc1 ( 32... Rxb2 33. Rxb2 c3 34. Rxb3 Bxb3 35. Bd3 c2 ) 33. Bd1 c3 34. bxc3 b2 35. Rxb2 Rxd1 36. Rc2 Bf5 37. Rb2 Rc1 38. Rb3 Be4+ 39. Kh3 Rc2 40. f4 h5 41. g4 hxg4+ 42. Kxg4 Rxh2 43. Rb4 f5+ 44. Kg3 Re2 45. Rc4 Rxe3+ 46. Kh4 Kg7 47. Rc7+ Kf6 48. Rd7 Bg2 49. Rd6+ Kg7 0-1

Pawn races

[Event "Devon vs. Notts"]
[Site ""]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Regis, D."]
[Black "Antunes, Andre"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "1975"]
[ECO "A13"]
[PlyCount "99"]

1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. b3 Nbd7 6. Bb2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 b6 { Thus far, the same opening as on the top board. Here Brian Hewson exchanged on d5.} 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Rc1 c5 11. d4 dxc4 12. Nxc4 b5 13. Nce5 cxd4 14. Qxd4 Nxe5 15. Qxe5 Qd5 16. Rfd1 Qxe5 17. Nxe5 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 { White's pieces are all a little better than their Black counterparts.} 18... Rac8 $2 { Played quickly.} 19. Nc6 Nd5 $2 { "White to play and blunder!"} 20. Nxe7+ $2 { I was grateful to find this "simple win of the exchange".} 20... Nxe7 21. Ba3 Rxc1 22. Rxc1 { ( Expecting Black to resign )} 22... Rc8 $1 { ( Missed that one )} 23. Rxc8+ Nxc8 24. Bc5 $1 { White now has to work to exploit the advantage of B vs N. White wants to run Black out of moves then exchange BxN under favourable circumstances. Could Black have allowed the exchange? He never dared...} 24... f5 $6 25. Kf3 Kf7 26. Kf4 Kf6 27. Bd4+ Kf7 28. Ke5 Ke7 29. Bc5+ Kf7 30. h3 a6 $6 31. e4 $5 g6 32. exf5 gxf5 33. h4 h5 $6 34. f3 Ne7 35. Bxe7 Kxe7 36. b4 Kd7 { DIAGRAM "How Good Is Your Endgame?"} 37. Kf6 $5 ( 37. a3 Ke7 38. f4 Kd7 ( 38... Kf7 39. Kd6 Kf6 40. Kc6 e5 41. fxe5+ Kxe5 42. Kb6 Ke4 ( 42... Kd6 43. Kxa6 Kc6 44. Ka5 ) 43. Kxa6 Kf3 44. Kxb5 Kxg3 45. Kc5 ( 45. a4 f4 ) 45... f4 46. b5 ) ) ( 37. g4 $1 { is a less hair-raising win} 37... hxg4 ( 37... fxg4 38. fxg4 hxg4 39. Kf4 e5+ 40. Kxg4 ) 38. fxg4 fxg4 39. Kf4 Ke7 40. Kxg4 Kf6 41. Kf4 Kg6 42. Ke5 ) 37... Kd6 38. Kg5 Kd5 39. f4 $1 Kc4 40. Kxh5 Kxb4 41. Kg5 Ka3 ( 41... Kc4 42. h5 b4 43. h6 a5 44. h7 a4 45. h8=Q b3 46. Qb2 ) 42. h5 b4 43. h6 Kxa2 44. h7 b3 45. h8=Q b2 46. Qa8 $1 { The saving clause, which had to be anticipated before committing to Kf6} 46... b1=Q 47. Qxa6+ Kb2 48. Qb5+ Kc1 49. Qxb1+ Kxb1 50. Kf6 1-0

[Event "Premier"]
[Site "Hastings ENG"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Mark Hebden"]
[Black "Petr Kiriakov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2547"]
[ECO "A46"]
[PlyCount "133"]
[WhiteElo "2567"]

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c3 b6 4. Bg5 Bb7 5. Nbd2 Be7 6. h4 Ne4 7. Nxe4 Bxe4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Nd2 Bb7 10. e4 c5 11. a3 O-O 12. Bd3 d6 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. Qe2 Nd7 15. f4 Rab8 16. O-O-O Nb6 17. Nc4 Nxc4 18. Bxc4 Qc7 19. f5 d5 20. exd5 Qf4+ 21. Kb1 exd5 22. Bxd5 Qxf5+ 23. Qd3 Qg4 24. Bxb7 Rxb7 25. Qd5 Rb6 26. Rd2 Qc8 27. Rf1 h6 28. Rf5 Rd6 29. Qxd6 Qxf5+ 30. Ka2 Re8 31. Rd5 Qc2 32. Rxc5 Qxg2 33. h5 Qc2 34. Rb5 Qe2 35. Qd5 Qf1 36. Rc5 a6 37. a4 Rb8 38. Qc4 Qxc4+ 39. Rxc4 { DIAGRAM : How would you play for Black here?} 39... Rb6 $2 ( 39... Kf8 ) ( 39... g5 40. Rc6 f5 ( 40... g4 41. Rc4 ( 41. Rxh6 g3 42. Rd6 f5 ( 42... Rb6 43. Rd1 ( 43. Rd3 ) ) ( 42... g2 43. Rd1 Kh7 44. Rg1 Rg8 45. c4 f5 ) ) 41... f5 42. Rf4 g3 43. Rxf5 g2 ) 41. Rxh6 ) ( 39... f5 ) 40. Rc8+ ( 40. Rb4 Rxb4 ( 40... Re6 41. a5 ) 41. cxb4 Kf8 ( 41... f5 42. b5 f4 43. bxa6 f3 44. a7 f2 45. a8=Q+ ) 42. b5 axb5 43. a5 ) 40... Kh7 41. Rc7 Rf6 42. b4 g5 43. hxg6+ Kxg6 44. b5 axb5 45. axb5 h5 46. Re7 h4 47. c4 h3 48. Ka3 Kg5 49. Re1 h2 50. c5 Rh6 51. Rh1 Kf6 52. b6 Ke7 53. b7 Rh8 54. Rxh2 Rb8 55. c6 Kd6 56. Rh6+ Kc7 57. Rf6 Rg8 58. Kb4 Kb6 59. Kc4 Rd8 60. Kc3 Re8 61. Kd4 Rd8+ 62. Kc4 Re8 63. Kd5 Rd8+ 64. Rd6 Rf8 65. Rd7 f5 66. c7 Kxb7 67. Rd8 1-0

[Event "Staunton's exercise"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PPPvsppp"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "4k3/ppp5/8/8/8/8/5PPP/3K4 w - - 0 1"]
[Setup "1"]

1. h4 {I had a fairly amusing evening being beaten up by Simon in this position. Try it!} *

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Arkell"]
[Black "Teichmann"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[ECO "D31"]
[PlyCount "56"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bb4 6. e4 b5 7. Bd2 a5 8. axb5 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 cxb5 10. b3 Bb7 11. d5 ( 11. bxc4 { Lupano-Korylov 1954} 11... b4 12. Qb1 f5 13. Bd3 Nf6 14. Ng5 Qe7 15. Rxa5 Rxa5 16. Bxb4 Ra1 ) 11... Nf6 12. bxc4 b4 13. Bb2 Nxe4 14. Bxg7 Rg8 15. Bd4 exd5 16. cxd5 Qxd5 17. Rc1 Nc6 18. Bc4 Qf5 19. Be3 Nc3 20. Qd2 Rd8 21. Qb2 Rxg2 22. Rxc3 Qxf3 23. Be2 Qf6 24. Rc2 Qxb2 25. Rxb2 Nd4 26. Rd2 Rg6 27. Rf1 Nxe2 28. Rxe2 Ba6 0-1

[Event "Tata Steel-C 73rd"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee"]
[Date "2011.01.28"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Kazhgaleyev, Murtas"]
[Black "Ivanisevic, Ivan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Annotator "Regis,Dave"]
[BlackElo "2630"]
[ECO "E71"]
[PlyCount "121"]
[WhiteElo "2637"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Bg5 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Bd3 exd5 9. exd5 Nbd7 10. f4 Qa5 11. Kf2 Nh5 12. Nge2 f6 13. Bh4 Bh6 14. g3 a6 15. Qc2 f5 16. a4 Ndf6 17. Rhe1 Bd7 18. Ng1 Bg7 19. Nf3 h6 20. Re7 b5 21. Rae1 bxc4 22. Bxc4 Rae8 23. Rxe8 Rxe8 24. Rxe8+ Bxe8 25. Kg2 Bf7 26. Qb3 Qb4 27. Nd2 Kf8 28. Kf3 g5 29. fxg5 Nd7 30. Kg2 Nb6 31. g6 Nxc4 32. Qxc4 Qxb2 33. Nb1 Bxg6 34. Qxa6 Qe5 35. a5 Qxd5+ 36. Nf3 f4 37. Nd2 Qd3 38. Qc8+ Kf7 39. g4 Qe2+ 40. Bf2 Ng3 41. Qb7+ Kg8 42. Qd5+ Bf7 43. Qb7 $17 { [#]} 43... Bc4 ( 43... c4 44. a6 c3 45. a7 cxd2 ) ( 43... Nh1 44. Kxh1 Qxf2 $18 45. a6 ) ( 43... Bc3 44. a6 ( 44. Qc8+ Kh7 ) ( 44. Qb8+ Kh7 45. Qxd6 ) 44... Bxd2 45. a7 Qf1+ 46. Kh2 Qh1# ) ( 43... Bg6 44. Qd5+ ( 44. a6 Be4 45. Qc8+ Kh7 ) 44... Kh7 45. Qxd6 Be4 ( 45... Ne4 46. Nxe4 Bxe4 47. Qxf4 ) 46. Qxf4 ) ( 43... Bd4 $1 $19 44. Nxd4 Qxd2 $1 ( 44... cxd4 45. a6 Qxd2 ( 45... Qd1 46. Qa8+ Kg7 47. Bxg3 ) 46. a7 ) ( 44... Qd1 45. Qb8+ Kg7 46. Bxg3 ) 45. a6 ( 45. Qa8+ Kg7 ) ( 45. Qb8+ Kh7 46. Qxd6 Qxf2+ 47. Kxf2 Ne4+ ) ( 45. Nf3 Qe2 $1 $19 ( 45... Qxa5 46. Qb8+ Kh7 47. Qxd6 ) 46. Qb1 ( 46. Nh2 Qe4+ ( 46... Ne4 ) ) 46... Ne4 47. Qe1 Qxf2+ ( 47... Qc2 ) 48. Qxf2 Nxf2 49. Kxf2 Bc4 ) 45... Qd1 $1 $19 ( 45... cxd4 46. a7 ) ( 45... Nh1 46. Kxh1 Qxf2 47. a7 ) ( 45... Qa2 $17 ) ( 45... Bg6 46. a7 Be4+ 47. Qxe4 Nxe4 48. a8=Q+ ) ( 45... Bc4 46. a7 Bf1+ 47. Kg1 $19 ) 46. Bxg3 Qxd4 47. Qc8+ Kg7 48. Bf2 ( 48. a7 Bd5+ 49. Kf1 Qd1+ ( 49... Qd3+ 50. Ke1 ( 50. Kg1 ) ) 50. Be1 f3 ) 48... Bd5+ ) 44. g5 ( 44. Qc8+ Kf7 45. Qd7+ ) 44... hxg5 45. a6 Bxa6 46. Qd5+ Kh7 47. Nxg5+ Kg6 48. Qf7+ Kh6 49. Qxf4 Nh5 50. Qf5 Bd4 51. Nge4 Bd3 52. Qf8+ Kh7 53. Qf5+ Kg7 54. Qg5+ Kf8 55. Qd8+ Kf7 56. Qd7+ Kg6 57. Qxd6+ Nf6 58. Qg3+ Kf7 59. Qc7+ Kg6 60. Qg3+ Kf7 61. Qc7+ 1/2-1/2

Chess Quotes

"The scheme of a game is played on positional lines, the decision of it is, as a rule, effected by combinations. This is how Lasker's pronouncement that positional play is the preparation for combinations is to be understood."
— Richard RETI