IM P.Karthikeyen (2411) - Evan Timothy Cape (2026)
Asian Juniors, Round 1, 15.6.2010
Evan is a pawn down and his opponent has a strong passed pawn on a file. Black best chance to survive is to put his rook behind white passed pawn as quick as possible. Evan however choose to hesited this plan with...
48... Rb2? Evan should have play 48...Rb1 immedietly and after 49. a6 he can continue with 49...Ra1- putting his rook behind white passed a-pawn with and white will have to crack his head a little bit to push his a-pawn further for e.g 50. Re8 Ra3 51. Rd8+ Kc5 52. Rc8+ Kb6 49. a6 Rd2+Unfortunately black can't play 49...Ra2 because white bishop on c4 50. Ke4 Rd1 51. a7 Re1+ 51... Ra1 52. Re6+ Kc5 53.ba6 winning 52. Kf3 Ra1 53. Re6+ Kc7 54. Ra6 Probably Evan missed this move. Now it's all over for black 54...Kb7 55. a8=Q+ 1-0 Black resign.