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He was never going to be able to queen that pawn because you got there before he could ...
A very gripping game because all the way through I was expecting a draw from the notes you made
Well played honey!!
Squish, i think after 21. Bxf5+ Kxf5 22. Kxd2 Rd8+ K moves, the rook can stay go to d1 and threaten Be2, taking advantage of the white bishop pinned to the rook and winning material
At move 20... Rxd2, why didn't he play Bxf5+?
More proof that King and pawn endings are more complicated than they appear...
This game is a great example of how King position and pawn structure development can balance a Pawn deficit.
hicetnunc: Yes, I was surprised and happy to see Rd1. I would imagine that he would have some winning chances if he plays f3 exf3 Kxf3, but that's exactly the ending I was looking to hold on the black side.
Thank you for your comments - it's very surprising that he went for this pawn ending - looks like asking for trouble, while so many rook endings are drawn
Interesting game! Thanks for your thoughts and commentary....
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