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alberlie 73 ( +1 | -1 )
question about Leko-Short Wijk aan Zee 2005 Hi,

I've got a question about a game between those two players that was played in Wijk aan Zee and annotated by Leko in New In Chess 2(2005).

After reaching that position

4n1k1/5p2/B5p1/p1RPr2p/8/5P1P/P5P1/6K1

it's white to move and he moves d6.
Leko gives his move a ! and writes about it" Black resigned. On 37 ... Rc5 comes 38) d7, and because of the sepcial construction the pawn will queen in the next move."
I don't get this...

Who says, as black you're supposed to take on c5?? Why not give a check on e1, gaining the tempo to get behind the pawn? And indeed, that is what Fritz suggests. But here's another strange thing. Fritz recomends the following line:
37) ... Re1+ 38) Kf2 Rd1 39) Rc8 Rxd6

Excuse me??? Why that? Why not simply 39) ... Kf8 and then Rxd6?

Can anyone enlighten me?
bogg 6 ( +1 | -1 )
alberlie After 37. d6 Re1+ 38. Kf2 Rd1 39. Rc8 Kf8 then 40. Bb5 wins the Knight anyway.

CTC (Bogg)
alberlie 3 ( +1 | -1 )
well, that is true ;o)