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- - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2016-04-22 18:01
The 68th European Individual Championship (ICCF) finished a few days ago. The following position arose in one of the games. Black to move. He must avoid 32...Ke8. Why?

I think this position is of interest to strong chess players who might want to study it without seeing the continuation after 32...Ke8 so I'll give the solution a little later.

Weaker players better leave this to their engine :lol: My guess is that most engines will (at least initially) like 32...Ke8, but you could say that their choice of move in such a position is almost random.

Bonus question: White is a pawn up in the diagrammed position and the chess engines give white a nice plus. Does that mean that black is lost?

5k1q/p2nbpr1/2p1p1p1/Pp1pPnPr/1P1P1PQP/2P1N2R/2N3K1/4B2R b - - 0 32
Parent - By zaarcis (***) [lv] Date 2016-04-22 18:49
The first though is that I would play 32... a6, because I don't like 33.a6 with threats (maybe imaginary, i don't know :D) of Na3, Nxb5 and Qxb5. :)
Parent - By zaarcis (***) [lv] Date 2016-04-22 18:55
About nice plus... I have had blocked position with nice -1.80 and dead draw. So this doesn't mean much. :D
Parent - - By Lazy Frank (***) [gb] Date 2016-04-23 08:16 Edited 2016-04-23 08:21
Dadi, you again rock! :smile:


[Event "68th European Individual Championship (ICCF)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[TimeControl "0+0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "5k1q/p2nbpr1/2p1p1p1/Pp1pPnPr/1P1P1PQP/2P1N2R/2N3K1/4B2R b - - 0 32"]
[Termination "normal"]
[PlyCount "4"]
[WhiteType "engine"]
[BlackType "engine"]

32. ... Ke8 33. c4 bxc4 34. Qf3
Parent - By Lazy Frank (***) [gb] Date 2016-04-24 10:11
I found this game record after solved itself independently.


[Event "EU/C68/Final"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2013.12.15"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Jónsson, Dadi Örn"]
[Black "Napalkov, Vladimir Aleksandrovich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2506"]
[ECO "B12"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann"]
[Variation "Advance, 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Nd7"]
[WhiteElo "2519"]
[TimeControl "0+0"]
[Termination "normal"]
[PlyCount "123"]
[WhiteType "human"]
[BlackType "human"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Nd7 6. O-O h6 7. a4 Ne7 8. a5
Bh7 9. Na3 b5 10. c3 Ng6 11. Nc2 Be7 12. Nfe1 O-O 13. f4 Nh4 14. b4 Qe8 15.
Bd3 Bd8 16. g3 Nf5 17. g4 Nh4 18. Bxh7+ Kxh7 19. Qd3+ Kg8 20. Qh3 h5 21. g5
Nf5 22. Qxh5 g6 23. Qg4 Kg7 24. Rf3 Rh8 25. Ng2 Be7 26. Bd2 Rh7 27. h4 Rh5
28. Rh3 Qh8 29. Nge3 Rg8 30. Kg2 Kf8 31. Rah1 Rg7 32. Be1 Ke8 33. c4 bxc4
34. Qf3 Rgh7 35. b5 cxb5 36. Nxf5 gxf5 37. Ne3 Nf8 38. Nxd5 exd5 39. Qxd5
Ne6 40. Qa8+ Kd7 41. Qxa7+ Nc7 42. d5 Qa8 43. Qxa8 Nxa8 44. d6 Bd8 45. Bc3
Ke6 46. Kg3 Kd5 47. Rd1+ Kc6 48. Rh2 Kd7 49. Bb4 Kc6 50. d7 Kb7 51. Rd6 Rh8
52. e6 fxe6 53. Bc3 b4 54. a6+ Kc7 55. Be5 c3 56. Rd4+ Kc6 57. Rxb4 Ba5 58.
Bxh8 Rxh8 59. Rd4 e5 60. fxe5 Bc7 61. Re2 Nb6 62. Rd3 1-0


In my test line Stockfish play the same line till 45 white move. It favors Kg3 before.
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