[Event "Olympiad-17 Final A"] [Site "Havana"] [Date "1966.11.15"] [Round "11"] [White "Pachman, Ludek"] [Black "Fischer, Robert James"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D40"] [Annotator "Sundararajan Kidambi"] [PlyCount "86"] [EventDate "1966.11.04"] [EventType "team-tourn"] [EventRounds "13"] [EventCountry "CUB"] [SourceTitle "MCD"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1999.07.01"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "1999.07.01"] [SourceQuality "1"] [WhiteTeam "Czechoslovakia"] [BlackTeam "US of America"] [WhiteTeamCountry "CSR"] [BlackTeamCountry "USA"] {[%evp 0,85,23,28,31,41,78,-3,20,1,1,1,13,-16,4,-8,23,15,48,37,37,36,24,-9,-2, -3,3,0,6,-22,13,5,3,3,35,11,29,16,30,34,34,34,36,32,57,44,45,38,33,24,66,24,35, 27,29,32,40,28,53,13,19,-62,-31,-36,-47,-69,-70,-62,-48,-59,-76,-82,-82,-79, -85,-76,-76,-97,-102,-110,-111,-131,-111,-131,-103,-133,-96,-103] Inf.2/41} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. c4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. e3 Nc6 6. Be2 d5 7. Nc3 Bc5 $1 8. O-O $6 Bxd4 {Fischer has no problem to exchange a Bishop for a Knight for a specific purpose.} 9. exd4 dxc4 10. Be3 Na5 $1 {This is his point.White has to give up the light square Bishop for Black's knight in order to regain the pawn. This in turn leads to a favourable presence of Bishops on the board for Black in relation to the current pawn structure.} 11. Bxc4 Nxc4 12. Qa4+ Bd7 13. Qxc4 Bc6 $15 {Black has a marked superiority on the light squares and thats more significant in this particular Isolated Queen Pawn structure.} 14. Bg5 $1 { Ofcourse White should fight for the control of the square in front of the isolated pawn(d5) by all means.} Qa5 $1 (14... O-O 15. d5 Bxd5) 15. Qc5 $6 (15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Rad1 $5 (16. d5 Bxd5 17. Nxd5 Qxd5 18. Qxd5 exd5 {Black's pawn structure is a bit broken, but he is still up a pawn.}) 16... O-O-O $5 { Given enough time Black can use the g-file for the attack and also establish a firm blockade on the critical d5-square.} (16... Rd8 $5 {is another choice.}) 17. d5 $5 {Once again White perhaps needs to change the character of the play by giving up a pawn.}) 15... Qxc5 16. dxc5 {This exchange is favourable to Black as in the Nimzowitsch's game. Again the pawn on c5 and an absence of light squared Bishop for White means that he struggles to control light squares and hence his pawn majority on the queenside is stymied.} a5 $1 { Once again as in Nimzo's game Black disconnects White's pawns. White's b4 is prevented and the queenside structure is frozen.} 17. Rfd1 h5 $3 {[%CAl Yh5h4, Yh8h5] This is a brilliant idea.Black wants to retain the king in the centre in the endgame, so he does not want to castle.This means that he needs to solve the problem of either connecting the rooks or activating it by some other means.So the advance of the h-pawn makes a lot of sense.If left alone, it would march onward to h4 and later h3 too. This would give a chance for activating the King Rook via h5 and also to increase the sphere of influence of the light square Bishop even further with a later h3 pawn break.} 18. h4 { So this move would have very well been expected by FIscher to stop Black's activity and attempt to gain space on the Kingside. But in placing the pawns on dark squares White further loosens his control of light squares as we have seen in Nimzo's game.This factor becomes a serious one later on in the endgame. } Nd7 $1 {After isolating the pawn on c5( by preventing b4) Black proceeds to attack it.} (18... Nd5 {would be answered with} 19. Ne4) 19. Be3 Ne5 {[%CAl Ye5c4]} 20. Bd4 Nd7 21. b3 (21. Bxg7 Rg8 {[%CAl Yg8g2] would be bad for White.} ) 21... Rg8 $1 {Black threatens to play g5, thereby forcing White to come back and stop the same.} 22. Be3 Ne5 {[%CAl Ye5g4] Now that g7-pawn is protected Black's knight returns to the central position.} 23. f3 Ng6 24. Bf2 Nf4 { Its instructive to see how Black's knight keeps improving inch by inch.Black threatens to break with g7-g5.} 25. Be3 Nd5 $1 {After a lot of manoeuvring Black's knight returns to offer an exchange on d5 which was possible from where it was first on f6. However the important detail to observe now is that the Bishop on e3 is unprotected and this forces White to exchange knights.} 26. Nxd5 Bxd5 27. Rd4 Kd7 $1 28. Rc1 Kc6 $17 {This is a nice blockading square for the King.} 29. Rc3 f6 {[%CAl Ye6e5,Yg7g5] Finally Black can threaten to start moving his majority.} 30. f4 {As expected White takes steps to hold back Black's pawns, but in doing so he places more and more pawns on dark squares thereby losing control of light squares evermore!} Rgd8 31. Kf2 {[%csl Ya2]} a4 $1 {Black makes use of the opportunity to break up White's queenside pawn structure. Once White's b-pawn is exchanged for Black's a-pawn both remaining queenside pawns of White remain isolated.} 32. Rxa4 Rxa4 33. bxa4 Bxa2 { [%csl Ya4]} 34. Rc2 Bd5 {[%csl Ra4]} 35. Rb2 Ra8 36. Rb4 Ra5 {Fixing the weakness on a4.} 37. g3 Kc7 38. Bd4 Bc6 39. Be3 Bxa4 40. Rd4 Bd7 41. Rd2 Ra8 42. Rb2 Rb8 43. Rd2 {[%csl Rg3][%CAl Yc7d8,Yd8e7,Yd7c6,Ye7f7,Yf7g6,Yg6f5,Yb8a8, Ya8a2]} Ra8 {In this adjourned position White surprisingly resigned.However he faces a herculian task of saving this game.Black simply plans to walk his king over to f5 and possibly g4, when White will lose further material in order to stop Black's infiltration by the King and Rook with the able support of the Bishop possibly on d5. This is way better than what Nimzowitsch had in the earlier game.} 0-1 [Event "Hannoverscher Schachklub 50Jahre"] [Site "Hannover"] [Date "1926.08.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Von Gottschall, Hermann"] [Black "Nimzowitsch, Aron"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C01"] [Annotator "Huebner,R;Sundararajan Kidambi"] [PlyCount "118"] [EventDate "1926.08.09"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "7"] [EventCountry "GER"] [SourceTitle "CBM 010"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1989.06.01"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "1989.06.01"] [SourceQuality "1"] {[%evp 0,118,19,31,41,30,46,7,-8,-37,-22,-36,-38,-21,2,2,-6,18,6,-2,5,4,12,21, 57,52,67,69,72,54,50,-3,-15,-1,2,0,0,0,14,20,7,7,9,4,5,1,-2,-1,-6,0,0,0,2,-15, -16,-27,-8,-29,-21,-32,-13,-32,-23,-24,-11,-24,-44,-49,-41,-60,-47,-48,-54,-45, -51,-73,-73,-81,-73,-81,-103,-137,-56,-50,-60,-73,-48,-55,-55,-55,-55,-56,-56, -56,-20,-16,-2,-36,-67,-97,-37,-56,-64,-121,-121,-194,-207,-125,-207,-231,-122, -173,-290,-301,-316,-332,-314,-422,-446,-537,-441]} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Bd3 c5 4. c3 dxe4 5. Bxe4 Nf6 6. Bf3 Nbd7 7. Ne2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Be3 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nb6 11. Nbc3 Qd7 12. Rc1 Rd8 13. Qb3 Nfd5 14. Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Bxd5 Qxd5 16. Qxd5 Rxd5 17. Nc3 Ra5 18. Rfd1 Bb4 $1 19. a3 Bxc3 20. Rxc3 Bd7 {[#]} 21. Rc5 $6 { A strategically unfavourable decision from White's point of view. Outwardly it looks very natural, White exchanges one more piece and corrects his pawn structure by connecting his pawns. However a deeper look shows that this gives Black a Kingside majority which is quite fluid.On the other hand White's queenside majority is unfavourably fixed to the point that it is extremely hard if not impossible to create a passed pawn.We need to note the placement of the pawn on c5 and Black Bishop's wonderful position on c6. The pieces that remain complement greatly in containing White's majoriity.} ({White had an opportunity to exchange the IQP} 21. d5 $1 Rxd5 (21... exd5 22. b4 $1) 22. Rxd5 exd5 23. Rc7 Bc6 24. Bxa7 $11) 21... Rxc5 22. dxc5 Bc6 23. f3 f6 24. Kf2 Kf7 { [%mdl 4128]} 25. Rd4 (25. b4 $5 {To keep the three pawns together came into consideration.Although White is still far away from creating a passer on the queenside.}) 25... a5 $1 {Black makes use of the time given to fix White's queenside pawns such that his 2 pawns holds together White's three!} 26. g3 ( 26. b4 $5) 26... a4 {Black has made progress, qualitatively now he is up a pawn. He can freely concentrate his efforts on expanding his kingside majority. } 27. f4 $6 (27. g4 $1 {[%CAl Yh2h3] Is a better pawn structure for White.As Capablanca has taught us, if the Bishop is controlling one colour complex it makes sense to put the pawns on the other colour so that there are no clear weaknesses on one particular colour complex.}) 27... h5 $1 {On the one hand White wants to place his pawns on dark squares, so that they do not turn out to be weak and also to keep a check on the free mobility of Black's majority. However, this means that he gives up control of light squares even more and paves way for the opponent's pieces(especially the King) to use them. The activation of King in position of Rook and Opposite coloured Bishops is one of the key themes in driving home an advantage.} 28. h3 Rh8 $1 {One of the famous mysterious rook moves of Nimzo's , here however it is not too hard. Black prevents g3-g4} 29. Rd1 Kg6 30. Rd4 Kf5 31. Bd2 Rf8 $1 {Black decides to create a passed pawn with e6-e5. This would result in opening up of the f-file, after which Black wants to infiltrate with his Rook to the weak square on f3.} 32. Be1 e5 33. fxe5 fxe5 34. Rh4 g5 $1 35. Rb4 (35. Rxh5 Kg6+ $19) 35... Ke6+ 36. Ke2 e4 37. Bf2 Rf3 {Black has improved vastly, he has not only created a passed pawn, but also has clear targets on the third rank. Black has one passer and as a second weakness, he can turn his eyes towards the weakness on h3 and the pawn on b2 if needed.} 38. Rb6 Ke5 $1 {This very fine move is based on the immortal endgame concept of Zugzwang. Though it has its implications in very many endgames, there is a tendency to forget it in such positions.} (38... Kd5 39. Rb4 {is a position of a sort of mutual Zugzwang, which Nimzo rightly understood. He wants this position with White's move, hence he loses a move with his King first.}) 39. Rb4 Kd5 $3 40. h4 {In order not to give up a pawn, this is forced.This however leads to further opening up of the kingside which can be used as entry point by all of Black's pieces.} ({The point of Black's play is clearly seen after} 40. Rb6 h4 41. gxh4 gxh4 42. Bxh4 Kxc5 $1 { attacking the Rook on b6 and gaining a tempo.If White's Rook was still on b4 this would not have been possible.} 43. Rb4 Rxh3 $19) 40... gxh4 41. gxh4 Rh3 { Now we see that the sphere of influence of Black's Rook has improved greatly. He has full control of the third rank.White's Bishop is further burdened by the need to constantly protect both h4 and c5 pawns. Now, Black's next plan is to use the space opened up on the kingside to infiltrate with his King and if needed with the Bishop.} 42. Rd4+ Ke5 43. Rd8 Bd5 44. Re8+ Be6 45. Rd8 { 'The threat was 45. ..Rb3' (Nimzowitsch) 'Es drohte 45...Rb3' (Nimzowitsch)} Kf4 ({Huebner} 45... Bg4+ $1 {wins a tempo Gewinnt ein Tempo} 46. Kd2 Kf4 47. Rf8+ Bf5 48. Ke2 Rh2 (48... e3 49. Bg1 $10 {Black's pieces are unfortunately placed; he cannot avoid the loss of the e3-pawn. Die Figuren des Schwarzen stehen unglücklich; er kann den Verlust des Bauern auf e3 nicht vermeiden.}) ( 48... Rb3 49. Bd4 Rd3 50. Bf2 e3 51. Bg3+ Kxg3 (51... Kg4 52. Rg8+ Kh3 53. Be1 $10 {White is in no danger. Weiß läuft keinerlei Gefahr}) (51... Ke4 52. Re8+ Kd4 53. Rd8+ $10 {etc. usw.}) 52. Rxf5 Rb3 53. Rxh5 Kf4 {Nor does the continuation 53...Rxb2+ 54.Kxe3 Rb3+ 55. Kd2 Rxa3 56.c6 look to be winning. Die Fortsetzung 53...Rxb2+ 54.Kxe3 Rb3+ 55. Kd2 Rxa3 56.c6 ist auch nicht gewinnträchtig} 54. Rh7 Rxb2+ 55. Ke1 $10 {White draws. Weiß hält remis.}) 49. Kf1 Kg4 (49... Rh3 $10 50. Ke2 {Repetition of moves. Zugwiederholung.}) ( 49... e3 50. Bxe3+ Kxe3 51. Rxf5 Rxh4 52. Kg2 Rc4 53. Rxh5 Rc2+ 54. Kg3 Rxb2 55. Rh4 $10) 50. Rg8+ Kf3 51. Rg3+ Kf4 52. Rc3 Rh1+ {After 52...Rh3 53.Rxh3 the position is clearly drawn. Nach 52...Rh3 53.Rxh3 ist die Stellung klar remis.} 53. Kg2 Rb1 54. Bg3+ Kg4 55. Rc2 Bd7 {55...e3 fails to 56.Rc4+ 55...e3 scheitert an 56.Rc4+} 56. Rf2 Rg1+ 57. Kxg1 Kxg3 58. Rf7 {It is clear that Black can only lose. Es ist klar, daß Schwarz nur verlieren kann.}) ({Another interesting idea would have been} 45... Bc4+ $5 46. Kd2 Bd5 47. Re8+ (47. Ke2 Rb3) 47... Kf5 48. Rf8+ Kg4 {And Black's King would have advanced relentlessly like a Tank against enemy opposition.-Kidambi}) 46. Rf8+ Bf5 (46... Kg4 $5 { would have been better, the defensive burden for White would be too hard to manage.White has an unenviable task of defending the h4-pawn and at the same time preventing the further advance of Black's King.}) 47. Rf7 Rh2 {'Not 47... e3 on account of 48. Bg1!' (Nimzowitsch) 'Nicht 47...e3 wegen 48. Bg1!' (Nimzowitsch)} 48. Re7 $2 ({Huebner} 48. Ke1 $2 e3 49. Bxe3+ Kxe3 50. Rxf5 Rh1+ 51. Rf1 Rxh4 $19 {Black wins effortlessly. Schwarz gewinnt mühelos.}) (48. Kf1 Kg4 ({Black can always go back to the plan with} 48... Rh3 49. Ke2 Ke5 { and proceed further.-Kidambi}) (48... e3 49. Bxe3+ Kxe3 50. Rxf5 Rxh4 51. Kg2 $10 {[%eval 0,0] Jacoby; cf. note to 45...Kf4, III B vgl. Anm zu 45...Kf4, III} ) 49. Rg7+ (49. Bd4 $2 Rd2 {49...Rxh4 50.Kg2 Kf4 51.Rxb7 is unattractive for Black. ist unattraktiv für Schwarz.} 50. Bc3 Rc2 51. Rxb7 Kf3 52. Kg1 Kg3 53. Be5+ {After 53.Be1+ Kh3 54.Rg7 Bg4 White is also in acute danger. Auch nach 53. Be1+ Kh3 54.Rg7 Bg4 schwebt Weiß in akuter Lebensgefahr.} Kh3 54. Bd4 e3 55. Bxe3 Rg2+ 56. Kf1 {After 56.Kh1 Be4 57.Re7 Rg4+ Black win effortlessly. Nach 56.Kh1 Be4 57.Re7 Rg4+ gewinnt Schwarz mühelos.} Bd3+ 57. Ke1 Re2+ 58. Kd1 Rxe3 59. Kd2 Rg3 60. c6 {After 60.Rb4 Bf5 61.Rxa4 Rg2+ Black wins without any particular difficulty. Nach 60.Rb4 Bf5 61.Rxa4 Rg2+ gewinnt Schwarz ohne besondere Schwierigkeiten.} Bf5 61. Rb5 Rg2+ 62. Ke3 Bg4 63. Rc5 Kxh4 64. c7 Bc8 $19 {The technique needed to win is no longer a problem for Black. Der technische Gewinnprozeß ist nicht mehr schwierig für Schwarz.}) (49. Ke2 $10 {Jacoby; White exploits the fact that Black has given up control of some dark squares; after 49...Be6 50.Rxb7 Kf4 both 51.Rb4 and 51.Re7 represent a satisfactory defence. Weiß nutzt aus, daß Schwarz die Kontrolle einiger schwarzer Felder aufgegeben hat; nach 49...Be6 50.Rxb7 Kf4 ist sowohl 51.Rb4 als auch 51.Re7 zur Verteidigung ausreichend.}) 49... Kf3 50. Rg3+ Kf4 51. Rc3 Rh1+ 52. Kg2 Rb1 53. Bg3+ {Jacoby;} Kg4 54. Rc2 {with the threat of 55.Rf2, which cannot be parried without loss of material; White is no worse (cf. the note to 45...Kf4, III C). mit der Drohung 55.Rf2, die nicht ohne Materialverlust zu parieren ist; Weiß steht nicht schlechter (vgl. die Anmerkung zu 45...Kf4, III C).}) 48... Bg4+ 49. Ke1 {'49.Kf1? Rh1 50.Bg1 Kg3 etc.' (Nimzowitsch)} Kf3 $2 ({Huebner} 49... Rh1+ 50. Kd2 Rd1+ 51. Kc3 (51. Kc2 Rd3 52. Rf7+ {After 52.Rxb7 Bd1+ 53.Kb1 Bb3 the white king is caught in a mating net. Nach 52.Rxb7 Bd1+ 53.Kb1 Bb3 zappelt der weiße König in einem Mattnetz.} Bf5 (52... Ke5 $2 53. Re7+ Kf5 54. Rf7+ Ke6 $2 55. Rxb7 Bd1+ 56. Kc1 Bb3 57. Rb6+ {then 58.Rd6,and White saves the game. nebst 58.Rd6, und Weiß rettet sich.}) 53. Bg1 (53. Be1 Rd5 54. Rxb7 e3+ 55. Kc1 {55.Kc3 Rd1 -+} e2 56. Bd2+ Kf3 57. Rc7 Kf2 {and there is no satisfactory way of warding off the threat of 58... Rxd2. und die Drohung 58...Rxd2 ist nicht befriedigend zu parieren.}) 53... Rd5 54. Rxb7 e3+ 55. Kc3 Rxc5+ 56. Kb4 (56. Kd4 e2 57. Re7 Rc2 $19) 56... Rc1 57. Bh2+ Kf3 58. Rf7 e2 59. Rxf5+ Kg2 60. Re5 e1=Q+ 61. Rxe1 Rxe1 $19 {followed by 62... Re4+ gefolgt von 62...Re4+}) 51... Rd3+ 52. Kc4 ( 52. Kb4 e3 53. Bg1 {After 53. Be1 Rb3+ 54.Kxa4 Rxb2 there is an effortless win for Black because the white king is cut off from the action. Nach 53.Be1 Rb3+ 54.Kxa4 Rxb2 siegt Schwarz mühelos, weil der weiße König völlig vom Geschehen abgeschnitten ist.} e2 54. Kxa4 Kg3 55. c6 b5+ 56. Kxb5 Rd1 $19) 52... Be2 {52...Rb3 53.Bd4 is not so clear. 52...Rb3 53.Bd4 ist weniger klar.} 53. Kb4 {Adding 53.Rf7+ Kg4 54.Rg7+ Kf3 55.Rf7+ Kg2 does not improve the situation for White. Die Einschaltung von 53.Rf7+ Kg4 54.Rg7+ Kf3 55.Rf7+ Kg2 verbessert die Lage des Weißen nicht.} e3 54. Bg1 (54. Be1 Rb3+ 55. Kxa4 Rxb2 56. Bb4 Bf3 $19 {Mit der Absicht 57...e2 und 58...Rxb4(+). Intending 57...e2 and 58...Rxb4(+).}) 54... Bf3 55. Kc4 {After 55.Kxa4 e2 56.Bf2 Be4 Black wins easily. Nach 55.Kxa4 e2 56.Bf2 Be4 gewinnt Schwarz mühelos.} Rb3 56. Kd4 e2 57. Bf2 Bg4 58. Rf7+ Bf5 $19 {Followed by 59...Rxb2. Gefolgt von 59...Rxb2.}) 50. Rf7+ ({Huebner} 50. Bd4 Re2+ 51. Kf1 (51. Kd1 e3 $19 {With the threat 52... Rd2+ Mit der Drohung 52...Rd2+} 52. Bc3 Rh2 53. Rxb7 Rh1+ 54. Kc2 Bf5#) 51... e3 52. Rf7+ (52. Rxb7 Rf2+ (52... Bh3+ 53. Kg1 Rg2+ 54. Kh1 Rd2 55. Rf7+ Ke4 56. Bc3 $13) (52... Rc2 53. Rf7+ Ke4 54. Bc3 Bf3 55. Re7+ Kf4 56. Rf7+ Kg4 57. Rg7+ Kh3 58. Re7 Rc1+ 59. Be1 e2+ 60. Kf2 Bg4 61. Re3+ Kxh4 62. Rc3 {White has no more to fear. Weiß hat nichts mehr zu befürchten.}) (52... Rd2 53. Rf7+ Ke4 (53... Kg3 54. Be5+ {54.Bc3 fails to 54.. .Rf2+,and Black has an easy win. 54.Bc3 scheitert an 54...Rf2+, und Schwarz gewinnt leicht.} Kxh4 {Nor ar things clear after 54...Kh3 55.Bc3. Auch nach 54. ..Kh3 55.Bc3 ist die Lage nicht klar.} 55. Re7 $10) 54. Bc3 Bf3 55. Re7+ (55. c6 $2 Rh2 56. Re7+ (56. Rg7 e2+ 57. Kg1 Rh1+ 58. Kf2 Rf1+ 59. Kg3 e1=Q+ 60. Bxe1 Rg1+ $19) 56... Kd3 57. Rd7+ Kc2 58. Rg7 Bxc6 $19) 55... Kd3 56. Rd7+ Kc2 57. Re7 Rd1+ 58. Be1 Rd3 59. Rf7 Bg4 60. c6 Kxb2 61. Rf4 {White's c-pawn saves the game for him.. Weiß rettet sich dank seines c-Bauern.} Kxa3 $2 62. Rxg4 hxg4 63. c7 $18) 53. Kg1 ( 53. Ke1 $2 Rc2 $19) 53... Rg2+ 54. Kh1 (54. Kf1 e2+ 55. Ke1 Rh2 56. Rf7+ Ke4 57. Bg1 Rh1 58. Re7+ (58. Kf2 e1=Q+ $19) 58... Kf3 59. Rf7+ Kg2 $19) 54... Rd2 55. Rf7+ (55. Bc3 Kg3 $19) 55... Kg3 56. Be5+ (56. Bxe3 Rd1+ 57. Bg1 Bf3+ 58. Rxf3+ Kxf3 59. Kh2 Rd2+ $19) 56... Kh3 57. Rf1 Rf2 58. Kg1 Rg2+ 59. Kh1 e2 60. Rc1 Bf3 $19) 52... Ke4 (52... Kg3 53. Re7 Rf2+ 54. Ke1 {And Black can make no further progress. Schwarz kommt nicht weiter.}) 53. Bc3 Rh2 (53... Bf3 $2 54. Re7+ (54. Rxb7 $2 Rf2+ 55. Kg1 Rg2+ 56. Kf1 e2+ 57. Ke1 Rg1+ 58. Kf2 Rf1+ 59. Kg3 Ke3 60. Re7+ Be4 $19 61. Re5 Rg1+ 62. Kh2 e1=Q 63. Bxe1 Rxe1 64. Rxh5 Kf4) 54... Kd3 (54... Kf4 55. Be5+ Kg4 56. Bd4 $10) 55. Rd7+ Kc4 56. Rf7 Rf2+ 57. Ke1 Kxc5 58. Rf4 {Black cannot wriggle free. Schwarz kommt nicht mehr los.}) 54. Kg1 (54. Rxb7 Bf3 55. Re7+ (55. Rg7 $2 e2+ $19 {costs the rook, cf. I Cb11. Kostet den Turm, vgl. I Cb11.}) 55... Kd3 56. Rg7 Rxh4 $19) 54... Rc2 {is an easier route to a win than 54...Rd2. Führt wohl einfacher zum Gewinn als 54... Rd2.} (54... Rxh4 55. Be1 Rh3 56. Kg2 {Black's pieces are awkwardly grouped. White has good drawing chances. Die schwarzen Figuren sind in häßlichen Klumpen geronnen; Weiß hat gute Rettungsaussichten.}) (54... Rd2 55. Rxb7 Kf3 56. Re7 (56. Rf7+ Kg3 $19 57. Be5+ (57. Kf1 e2+) (57. Rf1 Rg2+ 58. Kh1 Bf3 59. Be5+ Kg4) (57. c6 Be2 58. Rg7+ Kh3) 57... Kh3 58. Rf1 Rg2+ 59. Kh1 e2 60. Rc1 Bf3) 56... Rd1+ 57. Kh2 Kf2 58. Be5 {White has no other way of fending off the threat of 58...Bf3. Anders kann Weiß die Drohung 58...Bf3 nicht abwehren.} Rd5 59. Bf4 (59. c6 Rxe5 60. Rxe5 e2 $19) (59. Bg3+ Kf3 60. Rf7+ Bf5 {Black wins White's c-pawn, because 61.c6 etc. leads to mate; then he should have a winning position. Schwarz gewinnt den c-Bauern des Weißen, denn 61.c6 usw. führt zum Matt; danach dürfte er eine Gewinnstellung haben.} 61. c6 Rd2+ 62. Kg1 Kxg3 63. Rxf5 Rd1+ 64. Rf1 e2) 59... e2 60. Bg3+ (60. c6 $2 Rd3 $19) 60... Kf1 61. c6 Rd3 $19 {There is no satisfactory defence to the threat of 62... Rxg3. Die Drohung 62...Rxg3 ist nicht auf befriedigende Weise abzuwehren.}) 55. Rxb7 Bf3 56. Rd7 (56. c6 Kd3 57. Rd7+ Ke2 58. c7 Rc1+ 59. Kh2 Kf2 $19) 56... Rg2+ 57. Kf1 Rh2 58. Re7+ (58. Rg7 $2 e2+ {White loses his rook in a tried and tested fashion. Weiß verliert auf bewährte Weise den Turm.}) 58... Kd3 { leads to Ba. Führt zu Ba.}) 50... Kg2 51. Kd2 $2 ({Huebner} 51. Be3 $2 Rh1+ 52. Kd2 Rd1+ 53. Kc2 Rd3 {The white king is entangled in a mating net. Der weiße König ist von einem Mattnetz umstrickt.} 54. Bd2 (54. Bg5 Bd1+ 55. Kb1 e3 $19) 54... Be6 55. Re7 (55. Rxb7 Bb3+ 56. Kc1 e3 $19) 55... Bb3+ 56. Kc1 Kf3 $19) (51. Bd4 Rh1+ 52. Kd2 Rd1+ 53. Ke3 Bf3 54. Rg7+ Kf1 55. Bc3 (55. c6 $2 Rd3+ 56. Kf4 Rxd4 57. cxb7 Rd8 58. Rc7 (58. Ke3 Rd3+ $19 {and then 59...Rb3. nebst 59...Rb3.}) 58... Rb8 59. Ke3 Kg2 $19) 55... Rd3+ 56. Kf4 Kf2 57. Re7 ( 57. Rxb7 e3 58. Re7 e2 $19 {there is no satisfactory defence to the threat of 59...Bg4 and then 60...Rxc3. es gibt keine befriedigende Verteidigung gegen die Drohung 59...Bg4 nebst 60...Rxc3.}) 57... Rd8 (57... e3 $2 58. Rxe3 Rxe3 59. Bd4) (57... Bg2 $2 58. Re5 Rd8 (58... Rf3+ 59. Kg5 e3 60. Bd4 Ke2 61. Kxh5 Kd3 62. Bc3 Rg3 63. Rg5 {Black has hardly any more winning chances. Schwarz hat kaum mehr Gewinnchancen.}) 59. Rxh5 e3 60. Re5 e2 61. h5 {ist ebensowenig verlockend für Schwarz. is no more tempting for Black.}) 58. Bg7 $1 {Please pardon me for not giving any more analysis but simply making the bold statement that White has drawing chances, while quietly hoping that some hardworking reader will refute that. Man möge mir verzeihen, wenn ich auf eine weitere Analyse verzichte und mit der kühnen Behauptung schließe, daß Weiß Rettungsaussichten habe, im Stillen hoffend, daß fleißige Leser mich widerlegen werden.} (58. Rxb7 $2 e3 59. Be1+ (59. Ra7 Rd3 $19) (59. Re7 e2 $19) 59... Kxe1 60. Kxf3 e2 $19)) 51... Kf1 {'!' (Nimzowitsch) .} 52. Ke3 Bf3 { 'and won' (Nimzowitsch). 'Und gewann' (Nimzowitsch).} 53. Bg3 Rxb2 {'Now penetration has been achieved and the game is decided!' (Sämisch) 'Jetzt ist die Partie entschieden, der Einbruch gelungen!' (Sämisch)} 54. Bd6 Rb3+ 55. Kd4 Kf2 56. Rg7 e3 57. Bg3+ Kf1 58. Rf7 e2 59. Re7 Bc6 {'This game, which I count amongst the best I have played, is also significant for its treatment of the isolani as an endgame weakness.' (Nimzowitsch) 'Diese Partie, die ich zu meinen bestgespielten zähle, ist auch für den Isolani als Endspielschwäche bezeichnend.' (Nimzowitsch)} 0-1