[Event "Wakefield"] [Site "Wakefield"] [Date "2018.05.20"] [Round "4"] [White "Anderson, Peter"] [Black "Abicht, TK..."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A58"] [BlackElo "2183"] [Annotator "Peter"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "6k1/4pp1p/3p2p1/2pP4/r7/P1R2BP1/b3PPKP/8 w - - 0 31"] [PlyCount "11"] [EventDate "2017.07.14"] {[#] This is a classic Benko endgame that is better for Black. I think White should be able to hold but he might have to endure quite a lot of torture. However, I had seen a little tactical idea that I thought my opponent might overlook as it is quite natural for him to march his king to a better square, which he did with little hesitation, playing his next few moves quickly. Of course I replied equally quickly.} 31. e3 Kf8 (31... f5 {with the idea of bringing the king to f6 is probably strongest}) 32. Kf1 Ke8 33. Ke1 Kd7 34. Kd2 Kc7 35. Kc1 {and now my opponent took a bit of time over his next move and I assumed he had seen the problem and was choosing between 35..e6 and 35..Rc4.} Bc4 $2 (35... e6 {leaves Black in the driving seat and White with some grovelling to do}) (35... Kb6 36. Kb2 Bc4 37. Bd1 {was the full version of the swindle.}) (35... Rc4 36. Rxc4 Bxc4 {I felt this should be reasonably easy to hold.}) 36. Bd1 {Now Black has to play 36...Bb5 and lose the exchange or the bishop on c4 is lost. This is a good example of how backward moves are difficult are to spot - great for swindles!} 1-0