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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


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)