Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The twelve puzzles of Xmas

Position from a variation which did not take place.

What was the variation and in what game might it have occurred?


ejh said...

I confess that this is more obscure than most of the others in the series (though another of the escapee's games from the same tournament is quite well-known) but as it's a very instructive pawn ending, some readers may know of it for that reason.

Anonymous said...

A Botvinnik game?

ejh said...

It is

Matt Fletcher said...

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Botvinnik, USSR champs 1938.

White played 66. Kf4? g6 1/2-1/2 instead of 66. Kf3! g6 67. hxg6+ Kxg6 68 Kf4 and wins