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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Endgame Leon Masters 2012

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Topalov Vaselin -- Vallejo Pons  1-0
Round 6  ECO E32






61... Kf8 (61... Kg8 62. Qg7#) 62. Qg7+ Ke8 63. Qxh8+ Kd7 64. Kh3 f5 65. Qg7+ Kc8 66. h7 g4+ 67. Kh4 Qh6+ 68. Qxh6 Kb7 69. h8=Q fxe4 (69... f4 70. Bxg4 b5 71. Qc8+ Kb6 72. Qxd6+ Nc6 73. Qdc7#) 70. Bxg4 b5 71. Qc8+ Kb6 72. Qxd6+ Nc6 73. Qdc7# 1-0

Vallejo Pons -- Veselin Topalov
3rd Round




{Black king is prevented to enter the g-file due to Rook on g1-square. White
has two options, either to play  1. Rg8+  2. Bxd6+  In both the cases the rook
and bishop will get captured if Black wishes.   Let us see what happens. 


 32.Rg8+ {In this position Black is compelled to capture the White Rook.} Kxg8 33.Qg1+ Kf8 34. Qg7+ Ke8 35. Qg8+ Kd7 36. Qxf7+ Kd8 (36... Re7 37. Qxe7#) 37. Ba5+ Qc7 38. Qxc7+ (38. Bxc7+ Kc8 39. Bxd6 Rxd6 40. Qxh7 Bxe4 ) 38... Ke8 39. Qxc6+ (39. Qg7 Rxf6 40. Qxf6 Bxe4 41. Qe6+ Kf8 42. Bb4 h6 43. Bxd6+ Kg7 44. Qe7+ Kg8 45. Bxe5 Bxc2 46. Qg7#) 39... Kf7 40. Qd7+ Kf8 41. Qxe6 h6 42. Qe7+ Kg8 43. Qg7# 1-0