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I interpret the question as follows How can a player arrive at ...Bh3? This is tightly connected to the point behind ...Bh3. With a material advantage, black is clearly looking for a win. Yet, it is well known that opposite colored bishops give the defending side a strong chance to draw. Thus, precise play is required. Black's plan is Get the king to ...


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What a great endgame to analyze! Where should I start with??? What was the point of Shirov's 47…Bh3? We know that 3 healthy pawns win against a bishop in endgame. Tablebases show the following endgame as won for Black , if it is his turn to move, by playing Kf5 ( the only winning move!) : [StartFlipped "0"] [fen "8/8/4kp2/3p4/p7/2B5/8/6K1 b - - 0 1"] ...


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Check the list of Immortal games listed here :http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1000589 Especially enjoyed Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl : http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1233404 and Lev Polugaevsky vs Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov (this is simply stunning): http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1111459


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Here is a famous game between two famous players that ends with “30...0-0.” [Title "Timman-Kasparov, Eurotel Trophy, 1998"] [FEN ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 b5 6.a4 b4 7.Nb1 Ba6 8.Qc2 b3 9.Qd1 e6 10.Be2 c5 11.O-O Nc6 12.Ne5 Rc8 13.Na3 cxd4 14.Naxc4 Qd5 15.Bf3 Ne4 16.Nxc6 Rxc6 17.Nd2 f5 18.Re1 d3 19.Nxb3 e5 20.Bd2 Rb6 21.Bxe4 fxe4 22.Nc1 ...


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I don't really see too many high level games that end in checkmate, especially beautiful checkmates, but this game is one of my personal favorites, although White resigned: Lev Polugaevsky vs Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov Sochi 28th RSFSR ch 1958 · Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian Variation (A54) · 0-1 [FEN ""] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 e5 4. e4 exd4 5....


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I am tempted to say "agreeing to continue the match after Fischer's protests!" which some argue was a key psychological defeat. If you're looking for specific moves that were mistakes, there are a few candidates. I haven't looked at all annotations, but have Kasparov's My Great Predecessors, vol 4 handy and looking over his notes, it would be either (...


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I found a game where castling takes place on the 40th move in a postion that is truly that of an endgame. Tim Krabbe lists as the 103rd most fantastic move in chess history. [Title "Viktors Pupols-Jerald Meyers, Lone Pine California USA, 3/13/1976"] [FEN ""] [startply "78"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 g6 4.c4 b5 5.cxb5 a6 6.bxa6 Bxa6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bd2 O-...


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