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  1. 06 Nov '13 14:33
    In 1968 when the computer chip was just a gleam in a scientist's eye
    Volosin and Tarasov played out this Russia. (Whte to play)


    White played the clever 1. Be6.
    Black cannot take the Bishop because one of the pawns will promote.
    Black played 1...Bb7(??) 2.g4 and Black resigned.

    35 years later and Fritz 8 scolded both players.



    This wee gem plus others are from an excellent book I've picked up
    which I'll be saying more about in the next blog.
  2. 06 Nov '13 18:54
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    In 1968 when the computer chip was just a gleam in a scientist's eye
    Volosin and Tarasov played out this Russia. (Whte to play)

    [fen]8/8/8/pP1b4/6B1/6P1/1K3k2/8 w - - 0 3[/fen]
    White played the clever 1. Be6.
    Black cannot take the Bishop because one of the pawns will promote.
    Black played 1...Bb7(??) 2.g4 and Black resigned.

    35 years later and ...[text shortened]... ers are from an excellent book I've picked up
    which I'll be saying more about in the next blog.
    Awesome
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Nov '13 21:54
    The irony is that a weak black would continue playing and probably find that solution!
  4. 09 Nov '13 03:26
    You are possibly correct Wolfgang.

    The less we know the better we are.
    I have seen dozens...nay hundreds of book drawn endgames on here played on
    because perhaps both players did not know it was a simple draw and one
    of them went onto win.

    The above example came from that endgame book I am raving about in my latest blog.