Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So what's a doubled g-pawn worth?

To appreciate how close the Blaze came to running up the score, take a look at GM Dmitry Gurevich's near-miss on Board 1.

Compare the diagram in Dmitry's game to the diagram in Arjun's game!

Endgame question: Black is a pawn up in the final position. Why was a draw agreed?


Frederick Rhine said...

1.Kf2 Kd3 2.h3!=

GreenCastle said...

Does 70...Rd3 win?

GreenCastle said...

Nevermind; it looks like 70...Rd3 71.Ra1 holds. Still, it did feel like Dmitry had a winning advantage in this game.