21 December 2014

Pawn Wars

In a game played ten years ago, Sergei Rublevsky had a one pawn advantage.

White to move

He played 33.Rxd5!

A forcing sequence resulted. 33...Bxd5 34.Bxd5 Kf7 35.Re1 Raa6 36.Kg1 Ke7 37.Rxe6 Rxe6 38.Bxe6 Kxe6

White to move

Rublevsky was able to win the pawn ending. The game was published as Chess Informant 91/236.

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