Double Victories for Team USA

The race for the Olympic medals intensifies as we enter round eight in Batumi! The ambiance of the Olympiad has been terrific, with chess being prominently displayed everywhere in the city. Team USA is in high spirits in both sections, having performed quite well so far. In the women’s section, America tried to recover from a tough loss in the previous round against Armenia. Our opponents, the Italian squad, is a combination of experience and youth: they are led by Russian-born Olga Zimina, 36 years of age, on first board and Elena Sedina, 50 years of age, on boards one and two. Their lower boards are Desiree di Benedetto, who just turned 18, and Marina Brunello, 24. Italy’s first board has had a rough tournament so far, scoring 3.0/6 against relatively weaker opponents. She faced the black side of the exchange Slav against Anna Zatonskih. Despite being an opening known for its drawish tendencies, the modern handling of the exchange Slav contains quite a bit of poison. At some point, though, it was Anna that saw herself in trouble as she won a pawn, but her opponent had all the play. An inaccuracy by Olga allowed Anna back into the game and salvaged an important draw.
[pgn][Event "2018 Chess Olympiad | Women"]
[Site "Batumi"]
[Date "2018.10.02"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Zimina, Olga"]
[Black "Zatonskih, Anna"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D10"]
[WhiteElo "2421"]
[BlackElo "2431"]
[PlyCount "92"][EventCountry "GEO"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bg4 7. Qb3 Na5 8.
Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2 e6 10. Bd3 Rc8 11. Nf3 Bb4 12. O-O O-O 13. Rfc1 b5 14. Ne5 Be8
15. Bg5 Be7 16. Qe2 a6 17. Rc2 Nc4 18. Nd1 h6 19. Bh4 Nd7 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. b3
Ndxe5 22. dxe5 Bd7 23. f4 Na3 24. Rxc8 Rxc8 25. Qd2 Qc5 26. Qa5 b4 27. Qxc5
Rxc5 28. Bxa6 Bb5 29. Bxb5 Nxb5 30. Kf1 Rc2 31. h3 h5 32. Rb1 h4 33. Nf2 Nc3
34. Ra1 Nxa2 35. Nd3 Rd2 36. Ne1 g6 37. Nf3 Rc2 38. Nxh4 Rc1+ 39. Rxc1 Nxc1 40.
Nf3 Nxb3 41. Ke2 Na5 42. Kd3 Nc4 43. Nd4 Nb2+ 44. Kc2 Nc4 45. Kd3 Nb2+ 46. Kc2
Nc4 1/2-1/2[/pgn]
Tatev Abrahamyan. Photo: David Llada
The first game that was clear was Tatev’s win against Desiree. In a very strange turn of events, Desiree blitzed out almost 20 moves of preparation, but as soon as it was her turn to start thinking, she misstepped badly. Only four moves later, her king was getting checkmated, and Sicilian attacks are Tatev’s forte in chess. She made no mistakes and reeled in a full point. This was Tatev’s first white of the tournament. “Playing white is so nice!” she exclaimed after the game.
[pgn][Event "2018 Chess Olympiad | Women"]
[Site "Batumi"]
[Date "2018.10.02"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Abrahamyan, Tatev"]
[Black "Di Benedetto, Desiree"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B46"]
[WhiteElo "2361"]
[BlackElo "2321"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventCountry "GEO"]1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. f4 a6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8.
Bd3 d5 9. Qe2 Nf6 10. O-O Be7 11. Bd2 O-O 12. Rae1 g6 13. Kh1 dxe4 14. Nxe4
Nxe4 15. Bxe4 a5 16. Rf3 Ba6 17. Qf2 Rad8 18. Bc3 Rfe8 19. a3 Bd6 20. Qh4 e5
21. Rh3 f5 22. Bxf5 gxf5 23. Rg3+ Kf7 24. fxe5 Rxe5 25. Bxe5 Bxe5 26. Qxh7+ 1-0[/pgn]
Jennifer Yu played another amazing game, getting into an equal Petroff endgame, and outplaying her opponent in yet another position with few pieces. She missed a win on move 38, in time pressure, that cost her the half point. “I saw that I should have gone 38…Bf2 after 38.Rh1, but I forgot and played 38…Bd8,” said Yu after the game. Still, an amazing performance by our youngster.
[pgn][Event "World Chess Olympiad 2018"]
[Site "Batumi"]
[Date "2018.10.02"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Brunello Marina"]
[Black "Yu Jennifer"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C42"]
[WhiteElo "2294"]
[BlackElo "2268"]
[PlyCount "116"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[WhiteClock "0:11:21"]
[BlackClock "0:03:46"]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6
8. Bc4 Be6 9. Bxe6 fxe6 10. Nd4 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 e5 12. Qe4 c6 13. O-O-O O-O 14.
h4 Qc8 15. f3 Qf5 16. c4 Qxe4 17. fxe4 Kf7 18. Kd2 Ke6 19. Ke2 a6 20. h5 b5 21.
b3 Rfb8 22. Kd3 bxc4+ 23. bxc4 Rb2 24. a3 Rab8 25. Bd2 Ra2 26. Ra1 Rbb2 27.
Rxa2 Rxa2 28. Bb4 a5 29. Bc3 Rxa3 30. h6 Kf7 31. Rf1+ Kg6 32. hxg7 Kxg7 33. Rb1
a4 34. Rb7 Kf8 35. Kd2 Bg5+ 36. Kd3 Bh4 37. Rb1 Ke8 38. Rh1 Bd8 39. Kd2 Bg5+
40. Kd3 h6 41. Rh3 Bc1 42. Ke2 Kd7 43. Kd1 Bg5 44. Rd3 Kc8 45. c5 dxc5 46. Bxe5
Rxd3+ 47. cxd3 Kd7 48. Kc2 Ke6 49. Bc7 Bf6 50. Kb1 Be5 51. Bd8 Bd6 52. Bh4 Bf4
53. Ka2 Bc1 54. Bg3 h5 55. Bc7 Kd7 56. Bg3 Ke6 57. Bc7 Kd7 58. Bg3 Ke6 1/2-1/2[/pgn]
Irina’s type of Sicilian Maroczy was great for black. She was clearly ahead from the opening, with the black pieces, and, subsequently, won a pawn on the queenside after an excellent exchange of her dark-squared bishop for her opponent’s c3 knight. She pressed for many moves, up a pawn but with only 4v3 on the kingside as the remaining pawns, which gave white real drawing chances. In time pressure, Elina finally cracked in the rook and pawn endgame, and Irina won yet again, bringing her score to 6.5/7!
[pgn][Event "World Chess Olympiad 2018"]
[Site "Batumi"]
[Date "2018.10.02"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Sedina Elena"]
[Black "Krush Irina"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B51"]
[WhiteElo "2267"]
[BlackElo "2423"]
[PlyCount "146"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:44"]
[BlackClock "0:07:44"]1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 Ngf6 5. O-O cxd4 6. Qxd4 a6 7. Bxd7+ Bxd7
8. c4 g6 9. Nc3 Bg7 10. a4 O-O 11. Bg5 Rc8 12. Qd3 Be6 13. b3 Nd7 14. Rac1 Nc5
15. Qb1 Qb6 16. Nd2 Bxc3 17. Rxc3 Qb4 18. Rfc1 f6 19. Bh6 Rfe8 20. Nf1 b5 21.
axb5 axb5 22. Ne3 bxc4 23. Nxc4 Rb8 24. Nd2 Bxb3 25. Be3 Be6 26. Qxb4 Rxb4 27.
Bxc5 dxc5 28. Rxc5 Rd8 29. Nf1 Rxe4 30. f3 Ra4 31. R5c2 Kf7 32. Kf2 h5 33. Re1
Rd7 34. Rce2 Bc4 35. Rc2 e5 36. Nd2 Bd3 37. Rb2 g5 38. h3 h4 39. Ne4 Rc7 40.
Rd2 Rc2 41. Rxc2 Bxc2 42. Nc3 Rd4 43. Re2 Bf5 44. Rb2 Kg6 45. Ne2 Rc4 46. Ke3
Ra4 47. Kf2 Ra3 48. Rd2 Bd3 49. Nc1 Ba6 50. Na2 Rb3 51. Nc1 Rb1 52. Rc2 Kf5 53.
Ke3 Bb5 54. Na2 Ba4 55. Rd2 Rb3+ 56. Kf2 Bb5 57. Nc1 Rb1 58. Rc2 Kf4 59. Ne2+
Bxe2 60. Rxe2 f5 61. Ra2 e4 62. fxe4 fxe4 63. Ra5 Rb2+ 64. Kf1 e3 65. Ra3 Kg3
66. Rxe3+ Kh2 67. Ra3 Rxg2 68. Rb3 Rg3 69. Rb5 Kxh3 70. Kf2 g4 71. Rb4 Kh2 72.
Rf4 h3 73. Ke1 Rg1+ 0-1[/pgn]
In the open section, the awaited spectacle of USA vs. Azerbaijan did not disappoint. Before the start of the game, it was almost impossible to squeeze a peak into the games past the sea of photographers and journalists taking note and pictures of the games. The Americans came in with a fighting mood, knowing that this could be an essential victory. The first game to finish was an interesting English in Nakamura vs. Naiditsch:
[pgn][Event "2018 Chess Olympiad | Open"]
[Site "Batumi, Georgia"]
[Date "2018.10.02"]
[Round "8.3"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Naiditsch, Arkadij"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A29"]
[WhiteElo "2763"]
[BlackElo "2721"]
[Annotator "Alejandro Ramirez"]
[PlyCount "73"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[WhiteTeam "United States"]
[BlackTeam "Azerbaijan"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "USA"]
[BlackTeamCountry "AZE"]1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O e4 7. Ng5 Bxc3 8.
bxc3 Re8 9. f3 e3 10. d3 d5 11. Qb3 (11. Qa4 {was Nakamura-Aronian, 2017 and
Svidler-Karjakin, 2016}) 11... Na5 12. Qa4 (12. Qa3 {is the main line of this
variation, but has given way to the new move for the last two years}) 12... c6
13. cxd5 cxd5 14. f4 Bg4 {Naiditsch had spent almost 30 minutes to reach tihs
position, while Hikaru was playing instnatly. It is possible that Hikaru's
prep ended around here, or at least that is what his sudden slowing down
indicated.} 15. Nf3 Nc6 16. h3 Bd7 {Technically the novelty of the game} (16...
Bxf3 {a 2380 player by the name of Lindqvist had reached this position twice
with white!}) 17. Qa3 $6 (17. Nd4 $1 {is a brave but powerful move. Notice
that if the knight on c6 is removed, the queen landing on d4 will be very
powerful. The game might continue, for example:} h5 18. Ba3 Ne7 19. Qb3 $13)
17... Nh5 $1 18. Kh2 Qf6 $1 {The Azeri player immediately focuses his strength
on the kingside, noticing that with the queen on a3 and the bishop on c1 there
are tactical possibilities on the other side.} 19. Nd4 Nxd4 20. cxd4 g5 $6 {
excessive!} (20... Qh6 21. Rf3 Nf6 {keeping the pawn on e3 defended tactically
(via Ng4+) and White still has problems to solve.}) 21. fxg5 Qxg5 22. Qd6 $1
Bc6 23. h4 {The structure is very strange, but White has obtained many
important squares on the kingside and, more importantly, his king feels much
safer. Any activity of the dark squared bishop will be tremendous for white.}
Qg7 24. Bh3 f5 25. Rf3 Rad8 26. Qb4 f4 27. gxf4 {White nets a pawn, and more
importantly e3 is still difficult to defend. Black must try some desperation
on the kingside.} Qc7 28. Ba3 $6 (28. Kh1 $1 Nxf4 29. Bxe3 Nxh3 30. Rxh3 $18)
28... Nxf4 29. Qe1 {White strives for activity as quickly as possible, but it
was easier to defend against the threats first, the pressure on e3 was
valuable.} Nxh3+ 30. Qg3+ Qxg3+ 31. Rxg3+ Kh8 32. Kxh3 {White retains some
advantage: the weakness of the king on h8 is serious, and black's bishop on c6
is far from good, even if it improves its diagonal.} Re6 33. Rf1 Rg8 34. h5 (
34. Rf8 Rxf8 35. Bxf8 {at least kept some tension, but with the opposite
colored bishops the draw is very likely.}) 34... h6 35. Rxg8+ Kxg8 36. Kh4 Ba4
37. Bc1 {White has no real edge anymore.} 1/2-1/2[/pgn]
Fabiano Caruana won a critical game for Team USA against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and in the process reached within 5 points of Magnus Carlsen in live ratings! Photo: David Llada
Fabiano Caruana vs. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is always a treat!
[pgn][Event "2018 Chess Olympiad | Open"]
[Site "Batumi, Georgia"]
[Date "2018.10.02"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C83"]
[WhiteElo "2827"]
[BlackElo "2820"]
[Annotator "Alejandro Ramirez"]
[PlyCount "127"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[WhiteTeam "United States"]
[BlackTeam "Azerbaijan"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "USA"]
[BlackTeamCountry "AZE"]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5
Be6 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. c3 Be7 11. Bc2 d4 12. Nb3 d3 13. Bb1 Nxb3 14. axb3 Bf5 15.
Be3 O-O 16. Bd4 Qd5 17. Re1 d2 18. Re2 Bxb1 19. Rxb1 Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Bg5 21. g3
c5 22. Nf5 Qd3 23. Nd6 Qg6 24. h4 {So far we have been following a few
theoretical duels, a game similar to this recently was Anand-Mamedyarov from
the previous Sinquefield Cup. This could not have come to Caruana as a
surprise.} Bf4 25. Ne4 {The novelty of the game, previously} (25. h5 {had been
essayed.}) 25... f5 $1 {played after an 11 minute think. Mamedyarov needs to
find counterplay for the pawn that will eventually fall on d2.} (25... Bxe5 26.
Qxd2 {is a bit dangerous for Black. with a backward a6 pawn and a weakness on
c6, his position will be difficult to play.}) 26. Nxd2 Rad8 27. Ra1 {There are
no tactical problems on the pin, so white improves his rook first.} Rfe8 28.
Qe1 Bxd2 29. Rxd2 Rxd2 30. Qxd2 Rxe5 31. Qd8+ Re8 32. Qd5+ Qe6 (32... Qf7 33.
Rd1 Re1+ $1 {going for the queen endgame after} 34. Kg2 Rxd1 35. Qxd1 g6 {was
perhaps the simplest}) 33. Rd1 c4 $6 34. bxc4 bxc4 35. Qb7 {an unpleasant
endgame for Mamedyarov. White's king is safer and the pawn structure is also
less targettable. A very precise computer will probably hold it, but it's
practically very difficult.} Re7 36. Rd8+ Kf7 37. Qf3 g6 38. Qf4 Qc6 39. Rd1 (
39. Qd2 {keeps pressure, according to the silicon monster}) 39... Re4 40. Qh6
Kg8 41. h5 Re8 42. hxg6 hxg6 43. Kf1 $1 {an awesome move. White covers the e1
square against his opponent's rook, and the king is surprisingly safer on f1
than h1.} Re6 (43... a5 {is equal according to the computer, but playing sucha
move is insane for a human. It makes sense to reinforce the g6 pawn}) 44. Qh4
Re8 45. Rd4 Rc8 $2 46. Qh6 $1 {In this exact position, the threat of Rh4 is
extremely strong. In positions of QR vs QR, king safety is paramount. The
following moves are not the most accurate, but Black's king is so weak that it
doesn't really matter what white or black does, the position is almost always
winning.} Qe6 47. Rh4 Kf7 48. Qh7+ Kf6 49. Rd4 Qe7 50. Qh6 Kf7 51. Qd2 $1 Rc7
52. Rh4 Kf6 53. Qd4+ Qe5 54. Qb6+ Kg7 55. Qb8 Kf6 56. Qh8+ Ke6 57. Qg8+ Kf6 58.
Rd4 Qe7 59. Rd8 Kg5 60. f4+ $1 Kh5 61. Rd2 Qg7 62. Rh2+ Kg4 63. Kg2 $1 {a nice
way to finish the game.} g5 64. Qe8 1-0[/pgn]
This puts Fabiano Caruana at an amazing +4 on the top board, and at only 4.5 points from Magnus Carlsen’s 2839 rating!
Board two brought early difficulties for Wesley So, as Teimour Radjabov’s preparation was absolutely on point in the Ragozin:
[pgn][Event "2018 Chess Olympiad | Open"]
[Site "Batumi, Georgia"]
[Date "2018.10.02"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Radjabov, Teimour"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D38"]
[WhiteElo "2751"]
[BlackElo "2776"]
[Annotator "Alejandro Ramirez"]
[PlyCount "92"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[WhiteTeam "Azerbaijan"]
[BlackTeam "United States"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "AZE"]
[BlackTeamCountry "USA"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Qa4+ Nc6 8.
e3 O-O 9. Be2 dxc4 10. O-O Bd7 11. Bxc4 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Rfd8 13. Be2 Be8 14. Qa3
Qe7 15. Qb2 b6 16. c4 {A novelty over Pelletier-Movsesian and MVL-Aronian.} (
16. Nd2 {is the known move}) 16... Na5 17. e4 {aggressively taking space.} c5 (
17... Qf6 {is the computers solution, but after} 18. Qc2 $5 {things aren't
fully equal yet.}) 18. d5 exd5 19. exd5 b5 20. cxb5 Rxd5 21. Rfe1 Qd8 {The
resulting structure must be considered slightly better for white. The weakness
on c5 is more targettable than the one on b5.} 22. Qc3 c4 23. Rad1 Rxd1 24.
Rxd1 Qb6 25. Nd4 Bd7 26. a4 a6 27. h3 $1 {Clearing the backrank is always
important and useful in these types of positions; timing on h3 isn't always
easy, though!} Rd8 $2 (27... axb5 28. axb5 Re8 (28... Bxb5 29. Rb1 {drops a
piece, clearly}) 29. Bf3 $16) 28. bxa6 {Wesley must have forgotten that he
cannot recapture on a6} Bc8 (28... Qxa6 29. Nf5 $18 {The knight on a5 is
hanging, so it is impossible to defend g7. The rook on d8 is always hanging,
so taking on f5 is not possible in any variation.}) 29. Rd2 $1 {taking on a6
is still not possible tactically} Rf8 30. Rb2 Qxa6 31. Rb5 {White will win the
pawn on c4 for free and keep his asset on a4. Not to mention, the activity of
the pieces is not even close.} Nb7 32. Bxc4 {maybe not the most accurate, but
good enough.} Nd6 33. Rb4 Nxc4 34. Rxc4 Be6 35. Nxe6 Qxe6 36. Rc6 {the endgame
is hopeless with White's extra activity an extra pawn.} Qf5 37. a5 Rb8 38. a6
Rb1+ 39. Kh2 Qf4+ 40. Qg3 Qxg3+ 41. Kxg3 Ra1 42. Kf4 Ra5 43. Ke4 Kf8 44. Rc8+
Ke7 45. Rc7+ Ke6 46. a7 Ra4+ {The king now simply marches to b7.} 1-0[/pgn]
Board four for our open section was Sam Shankland with the black pieces against Rauf Mamedov, who employed an Italian set up. Shankland gave an absolute positional master class in this opening, outplaying his opponent from the very beginning. The way that he secured the dark squares for his pieces while at the same time avoiding any significant counterplay from his opponent was sublime. Mamedov was on the backfoot, defending a passive position, but holding it together however he could. Shankland utilized his space advantage and grip on the position to do a Petrosian-like King walk from g8 all the way to b7, simply to blast open the kingside later without having to worry about his own monarch! Sam ground down Mamedov, step by step, move by move, until the Azeri could not hold his position any more. First, a pawn dropped, then time kept ticking, and Mamedov kept surviving thanks to the increment. Eventually, the defenses were breached, and Sam won a huge game. USA 2.5-1.5 Azerbaijan.
[pgn][Event "2018 Chess Olympiad | Open"]
[Site "Batumi, Georgia"]
[Date "2018.10.02"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Mamedov, Rauf"]
[Black "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C54"]
[WhiteElo "2699"]
[BlackElo "2722"]
[PlyCount "192"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[WhiteTeam "Azerbaijan"]
[BlackTeam "United States"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "AZE"]
[BlackTeamCountry "USA"]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. Bb3 a5 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Nf1
Be6 9. Ng3 h6 10. O-O Bxb3 11. axb3 d5 12. Qe2 Re8 13. Bd2 Bf8 14. Rfd1 Qd7 15.
exd5 Qxd5 16. c4 Qe6 17. Bc3 Nd7 18. Qc2 Nc5 19. Ne4 Na6 20. Re1 Rad8 21. Rad1
Nab4 22. Qb1 Qg6 23. Nh4 Qh5 24. Nf3 Qg6 25. h3 b6 26. Nh4 Qh5 27. Nf3 Bc5 28.
Kh2 Nd4 29. Bxd4 Bxd4 30. g4 Qg6 31. Nh4 Qc6 32. Nf5 Bc5 33. Nxc5 Qxc5 34. Re3
Nc6 35. Rde1 Nd4 36. Nxd4 Rxd4 37. Qc2 Qd6 38. Kg2 f6 39. Rf3 Rd8 40. Ree3 Kf7
41. Kf1 Ke7 42. Ke2 Qc6 43. Qc3 Kd7 44. Qc2 Kc8 45. Kf1 Kb7 46. Rg3 Rf4 47. Kg1
g5 48. Re1 Qe8 49. Kg2 h5 50. Re4 Qc6 51. Rf3 Qd7 52. Rg3 Qh7 53. gxh5 Qxh5 54.
c5 Rd4 55. b4 Rxb4 56. Rxb4 Rxb4 57. Rf3 Qf7 58. Kg1 Qe6 59. cxb6 Qxb6 60. b3
Ka7 61. Qa2 Kb7 62. Qc2 Kc8 63. Qa2 g4 64. hxg4 Rxg4+ 65. Kf1 Qc6 66. Ke2 Qb6
67. Kf1 Rb4 68. Qc2 Kb7 69. Kg1 Qd6 70. Qc3 Qd4 71. Qc2 Rb6 72. Rg3 Qd5 73. Qc4
Qxc4 74. dxc4 Kc6 75. Kf1 Kc5 76. Ke2 Kb4 77. Kd2 Rd6+ 78. Kc2 Rd4 79. Rg7 a4
80. bxa4 Rxc4+ 81. Kd3 e4+ 82. Ke3 f5 83. Rf7 Rc3+ 84. Kd4 c5+ 85. Kd5 Rf3 86.
a5 Kxa5 87. Kxc5 Ka4 88. Kc4 Ka3 89. Rb7 Rxf2 90. Kc3 Rf3+ 91. Kd4 e3 92. Kc3
Ka4 93. Kd3 f4 94. Kc4 Ka5 95. Rb1 e2 96. Kc5 Rf1 *[/pgn]

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