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TEST YOUR CHESS: SICILIAN KAN (CONT.)

SWRR2009
Jun 12, 2009, 10:31 AM 1

CONTINUATION OF LAST BLOG:

Panjwani,Raja (2222) - Arencibia,Walter (2539) [B33]

 

Canadian Open, Kitchener 2006

 

 

35.Rh8 Ne3 36.h4

 

36.Kg1 doesn't help, White just begins dropping pawns. 36...Rb1+ 37.Kf2 Ng4+ 38.Kg2 Rb2+ 39.Kg1 Rxh2–+

 

36...Kc6!

The black King has a clear path of invasion, and with his superior minor piece and active rook this spells doom for his opponent.

 

37.Kg1 Kd5 38.Rd8

Question 16: How should Black continue?

 

 

 

 

 

 38...Ke4!

Who cares about pawns when there is mate?

 

39.d5

Desperation, but there is not much else to do.

 

39...Kf3 40.Ra8 Rb1+ 41.Kh2 Ng4+

Panjwani resigns before he is mated (or ran out of time, which is less likely it seems). 0–1

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