by Karsten Müller
Races and pawn breakthroughs should always be calculated carefully and sometimes a retreat is the real point.
158.01 Hou Yifan (2629) - Ding Liren (2717)
ch-CHN 2014 Xinghua (5), 15.03.2014
[FEN "8/8/5kn1/5B2/1pppKP2/1P6/2P5/8 w - - 0 55"]55.Bxg6!
However, not 55.bxc4? d3! and Black survives:
[FEN "8/8/5kn1/5B2/1pP1KP2/3p4/2P5/8 w - - 0 56"]56.Kxd3 (56.cxd3? b3-+) 56...Kxf5 57.c5 Nxf4+=; 55.Kxd4? cxb3 56.cxb3 Kxf5 57.Kc4 Nxf4 58.Kxb4=.
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