Harding, Michael (705) vs Samanta, Kallol (631)
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[Event "Chess @ 4pm - Challengers (800 Rating a"] [Site "?"] [Date "2020.07.27"] [Round "4.2"] [White "Harding, Michael"] [Black "Samanta, Kallol"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "705"] [BlackElo "631"] [FEN "2K2k2/4rppp/8/p7/8/P7/2P1P2P/3R4 w - - 0 35"] [ECO "A00"] [Opening "Ware Opening"] 1.a4 (1.Rd8+ {wins as White's c-pawn is faster than Black's king side pawns. Endgames are mostly about promoting pawns!} Re8 2.Kd7 Rxd8+ 3.Kxd8 g5 4.c4 f5 5.c5 f4 6.c6 g4 7.c7 f3 8.c8=Q) 1...Rxe2 2.Rd8+ Re8 (2...Ke7 3.c4 f5 {Black has an extra pawn and the f-pawn is fast}) 3.Kd7 Rxd8+ 4.Kxd8 g6 (4...f5 {Black can promote first in this line}) 5.c4 Kg7 (5...f5 {and even here, Black will get a queen straight after White does}) 6.c5 {But now it's too late} Kf6 (6...f5 7.c6 f4 8.c7 f3 9.c8=Q f2 10.Qb7+ Kh6 11.Qg2 {and Black won't get a queen}) 7.c6 {Now Michael goes on to finish the game off easily.} Ke6 8.c7 f5 9.c8=Q+ Ke5 10.Qc4 g5 11.Qc5+ Ke4 12.Qxa5 f4 13.Qxg5 Ke3 14.a5 h5 15.Qxh5 f3 16.Qxf3+ Kxf3 17.a6 Kg2 18.a7 Kxh2 19.a8=Q Kh3 20.Qe4 Kg3 21.Kd7 Kh3 22.Qf4 Kg2 23.Qe3 Kh2 24.Qf3 Kg1 25.Qe2 Kh1 26.Ke6 Kg1 27.Kf5 Kh1 28.Kg4 Kg1 29.Kg3 Kh1 30.Qg2# 1-0
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Players
WhiteHarding, Michael (705)
BlackSamanta, Kallol (631)
Game
Moves30
OpeningA00 — Ware Opening
Result1-0
DateJuly 27, 2020
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Tournament
TournamentChess @ 4pm - Challengers (800 Rating a
Location?
Round4.2