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A Fighting Draw

  • benws
  • | Feb 27, 2012
  • | 2833 views
  • | 8 comments

Conventional wisdom says that when we are behind in material, we should never trade pieces. And yet, in this game, that is exactly what happens. White appears to sacrifice a rook for nothing, and is apparently lost by move 11. However, amazingly enough, he trades down to an endgame and manages a draw!

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  • 3 years ago

    SaiKrishna_K

    This is not a nice game

  • 3 years ago

    BBlaze13

    Beautiful old-time game with a practical 'Fortress' theme!

  • 3 years ago

    Bebot_26

    late reactions for rooks

  • 3 years ago

    bEastNest

    nice

  • 3 years ago

    bEastNest

    nice

  • 3 years ago

    Pligrim

    With black's passed pawns being blocked by the white king and white bishop, and the black rook locked in by its own pieces, the material is effectively equal. And since the position has bishops of opposing colors, all white has to do is keep his pieces off light squares and the game is over. Very cool!

  • 3 years ago

    KiwiJuise

    @ Sokrates1984

    Yes, but you really would not have expected the game to end this way when the rook was taken.

    White's constant checkmate threats aften going a rook down were pretty impressive.

    Amazing game, thanks for sharing!

  • 3 years ago

    Sokrates1984

    Thats not so weird. as the rook gets totally inaktive.

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